Facts About Plastic

Plastic is a man-made material which is typically made from petrochemicals or petroleum-derived compounds. There are different types of plastic which are identified based on the code number within three chasing arrows.

Most plastic products that are used in everyday life are used only once which is why it is important to collect and recycle as much plastic as possible. Unfortunately, huge amounts still end up in landfills and what is even more concerning, in the environment and even oceans.

Listed below are some interesting and shocking facts about plastic including its damage to the environment:

As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons why to recycle plastic. With the exception of a few, most types of plastic can be recycled by separating it from the rest of waste, rinsing/washing to remove the remains of the contents and drop off at the recycling bank.