The bags in which the wipes are packaged is also Recyclable
Recycled plastics can be put to good use
Another reason why plastic recycling is important is because it can put to good use rather than unnecessarily ending up in landfall. Recycled plastic can be used to create items such as shampoo bottles, oil funnels, floor tiles and traffic cones among many other products.
Moreover, there are many innovative ways to use recycled plastic. For example, recycled plastic can be used for creating construction decks, sports clothing, vehicle interiors and other products.
As you can see, plastic can live many lives so why on earth would you cut its life short – hurting the environment in the process?
Plastic recycling conserves energy and the environment:
Finally, my last reasoning as to why plastic recycling is important is this. For every 1 ton of plastic that is recycled, it is estimated that 7 yards of landfill space is conserved. This is significant, especially considering the fact that we’re running out of landfill space rapidly.
Moreover, by recycling plastic, 80% of the total energy that goes into manufacturing new plastic products is conserved. The manufacturing of plastic involves the use of petroleum and other fossil fuels. Not only are these fuels scarce, but also the process of manufacturing plastic takes place in an environmentally harmful manner. By recycling, we can reduce the amount of plastic being manufactured and help the environment.
Stanford University estimates that recycling 1 ton of plastic conserves 7,200 kilowatt hours of electricity. That’s enough electricity to run an average household for 7 months! We’re sure you can now see that plastic recycling is extremely important. Therefore, please make sure to treat your plastics properly. Reduce the amount of plastics that you use and if you have to dispose plastic at all, be sure to recycle it correctly.
Dispose of used wipes in correct bins provided.