Recycling Industry Needs More Plastic Water Bottles. We Don’t, and Ocean Definitely Doesn’t.

BOSTON — The plastic water bottle has become a symbol of waste. In April, Concord, Mass., banned the sale of single-serving bottles altogether. But the recycling industry can’t get enough of those bottles — and all the other plastic detritus of modern life — to turn into new products. WGBH News examined recent developments in recycling and learned that the conventional wisdom about water bottles might be wrong.

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Please do me a favor and please try to put together this mind-blowing math equation:
  • We order boatloads of plastic bottles from China every day
                                                        +
  • The recycling industry in the US makes serious dough collecting our plastic bottles
                                                        +
  • 50 percent of all recycled plastic bottles in the US go right back to China
                                                        =
  • Tons of additional emissions we don’t need
  • Innefficiency in shipping out plastic that we should be keep in the states to use ourself
  • Wasted water in plastic manufacturing process
  • More ocean pollution in shipping process
I’ll give the first person to make sense of this equation a first class plane ticket to the getaway location of their choice… I’m also dead broke if that helps you solve this equation too.
-Señor Aqua

One response to “Recycling Industry Needs More Plastic Water Bottles. We Don’t, and Ocean Definitely Doesn’t.

  1. Pingback: Recycling Plastic – A challenge for manufacturers « Ashuraj Plastics·

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