Video: The Power of Plastics Recycling

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Two-thirds of plastics recycling in the U.S. comes from common household and commercial items like bottles, shopping bags, and food containers. What accounts for the rest? And what does all that plastic become when it’s recycled? Learn more about the material that accounts for 300 million tons of production a year in this video from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI):

Feature image courtesy of Flickr.com/Steven Depolo

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Haley Shapley

Haley Shapley is based in Seattle, where recycling is just as cool as Macklemore, walking in the rain without an umbrella, and eating locally sourced food. She writes for a wide range of national and regional publications, covering everything from sustainability and health to travel and retail.

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