Bottle recycling

Bottles are able to be recycled and this is generally a positive option. Bottles are collected via kerbside collection or returned using a bottle deposit system. Bottlerecycle.org/ reveals that just 14% of all plastic packaging is recycled globally[1] PET bottles production is predicted to grow by about 5% a year. Currently just over half of plastic bottles are recycled globally[2] ABOUT 1 MILLION PLASTIC BOTTLES ARE BOUGHT AROUND THE WORLD EVERY MINUTE AND ONLY ABOUT 50% ARE RECYCLED[3]

Glass bottle recycling

Glass bottles are fully recyclable, either to be reused as bottle or to be melted and reused as glass, resulting in a saving of energy and raw materials.

Recycling one glass bottle can save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.

PET bottle recycling

PET bottles are mostly recycled as a raw material. In many countries, PET plastics are coded with the resin identification code number "1" inside the universal recycling symbol, usually located on the bottom of the container.

Legislation

Container deposit legislation are laws passed by city, state, provincial, or national governments. They require a deposit on bottles to be collected when sold and reimbursed when returned.

In May 2018 the Israeli Ministry Impose EUR 12 m Fine on Bottle Manufacturers and Importers that Didn't Meet Collection Targets

See also

References

  1. "BottleRecycle.org – FOR CLEANER WORLD". bottlerecycle.org. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  2. "BottleRecycle.org – FOR CLEANER WORLD". bottlerecycle.org. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  3. "BottleRecycle.org – FOR CLEANER WORLD". bottlerecycle.org. Retrieved 2018-06-01.

http://www.sviva.gov.il/English/ResourcesandServices/NewsAndEvents/NewsAndMessageDover/Pages/2018/05-May/Ministry-May-Impose-NIS-50m-Fine-on-Bottle-Manufacturers-and-Importers-that-Didn't-Meet-Plastic-Bottle-Collection-Targets.aspx

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