Recycling plastic is important because this material is used in the manufacturing of a wide variety of products, and an incredible amount of unused plastic already exists. Energy conservation is also a concern as a signi... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

Plastic, along with aluminum and paper, is recyclable in recycling bins. However, recycling plastic is subject to rules and regulations. Only certain types of plastic can be recycled in recycling bins. More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Many localities require residents to remove bottle caps from bottles before placing them into recycling containers. Caps have a plastic resin code of five, while bottles are code two. These types of plastic melt at diffe... More » Business & Finance Industries Manufacturing
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