How To Recycle organicgirl Fresh Designer Dressing Bottles

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Featured product: organicgirl fresh organic dressings are delivered in Plastic #1 bottles.

Recycling Steps

If your curbside program accepts #1 plastic bottles:

  • Clean any leftover dressing from the bottle. Salad dressing contains oils and, in some cases, dairy ingredients that can contaminate recycled plastic.
  • Soap and warm water can be used to clean the bottle.
  • Rice, soap, and water are another cleaning option. Add dried rice to the bottle along with a pump of dish soap and warm water. Swirl the rice and water for 30 seconds, leave it on the counter for five minutes and continue swirling until the remaining dressing is gone. Empty and rinse.
  • Dry the container.
  • The plastic label can be left on the bottle or removed.
  • Place the bottle directly into the recycling bin. Do not bag your plastic recyclables, they will be pulled from the waste stream and sent directly to a landfill.
  • You’re done and you made a difference for the planet!

If you drop #1 plastic bottles at a transfer station:

  • Follow the cleaning steps above.
  • The plastic label can be left on the bottle or removed.
  • Place the bottle directly into the correct recycling bin at the transfer station. Do not bag your plastic recyclables, they will be pulled from the waste stream and sent directly to a landfill.
  • You’re done! Enjoy your salad knowing the world will be a little more sustainable.

#1 Plastic Explained

#1 Plastic clamshell packaging is common across the United States and is accepted by many local recycling programs in and around major metropolitan areas. Although most recycling programs accept #1 Plastic bottles, some may not accept molded clamshell containers because they are currently incompatible with their recycling systems.

The recycling center will separate your bottle from other types of plastic, wash them (again), and shred them before melting them into a resin. The end product is a plastic pellet that can be used to make new products. Most recycled #1 plastic is used in clothing, though it can also be made into new food packaging, as well.

Sustainability Benefits of Recycling organicgirl #1 Recycled PET Bottles

Recycling a Plastic #1 bottle reduces the amount of energy and carbon dioxide emitted during production by at least 30 percent.

Recycling one pound of organicgirl 5 oz. containers, which is 13.56 bottles of 1.18 ounces each, reduces the power required to produce another pound of plastic by approximately 3.35 kilowatt hours, eliminates about one pound of CO2 emissions, and saves almost 2.5 gallons of water used in the manufacturing process.

Products Covered

You can recycle the packaging of the following organicgirl products using the instructions on this page:

 

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