07 Jun '11, 3pm

Ever wondered what happens to plastic bottles once you #recycle them? Find out:

Will Calif. Ban Foam Takeout Containers? California is taking steps towards becoming the first state to ban polystyrene takeout food packaging. Yesterday the state Senate passed a bill to prohibit the material in restaurants and other businesses, and now the legislation moves to the Assembly for … The Plastic Recycling Rate That Jumped 50 Percent Yogurt cups. Butter tubs. Five-gallon buckets. Disposable cups. While it might seem these items don’t have much in common, an American Chemistry Council report found that recycling of these types of non-bottle rigid plastics has risen by an astonishing rate: … VIDEO: What Happens to Plastic Water Bottles? What happens after you put a plastic bottle into the recycling bin? Check out the tour of Marglen Industries in Rome, Ga., one of the largest and most sophisticated PET recycling facilities in the United States, using solar energ...

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Seriously amazing faux-gold jewelry made by Saharan refugees from recycled plastic bottles!

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ecouterre.com 10 Jun '11, 2pm

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treehugger.com 29 May '11, 4pm

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What Dow Chemical doesn’t want you to know about your water

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grist.org 09 Jun '11, 2am

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care2.com 07 Jun '11, 12pm

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Video: WaveJet is personal water propulsion powered by batteries

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green.autoblog.com 08 Jun '11, 6pm

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Fact of the Day: Only 40% of plastic containers are recycled. Why don't Americans recycle more plastic??

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earth911.com 16 Jun '11, 10am

Find your local recycling solution for plastic If you’re like most Americans, you’ve been able to easily recycle for decad...