08 Mar '12, 1pm

Recycling Mystery: What should you do with plastic bottle caps?

Recycling Mystery: What should you do with plastic bottle caps?

Advances in technology and increased demand for recycled plastics is making plastic bottle cap recycling feasible for more communities. Photo: Alex Vietti, Earth911 To recycle or not to recycle: That’s the dilemma you face when you’re ready to toss out the plastic cap that came on your soda or water bottle. For years, recycling programs across the country have told their residents that plastic bottle caps could not be recycled curbside with their other plastics and instead, should be disposed of in the garbage bin. But industry groups say that with advances in technology and increased demand for recycled plastics, bottle cap recycling may be coming to your city in the near future. Plastic bottle cap recycling 101 Why haven’t you always been able to recycle plastic caps with plastic bottles, you ask? While most plastic soda and water bottles are made from PET #1 plastic, th...

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