Woman putting plastic bottles in recycle bins
Woman putting plastic bottles in recycle bins

Did you know that the United States generated 35.7 million tons of plastics in 2018, with more than 18.5 million tons ending up as municipal solid waste? This includes plastic containers and packaging, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and jars, and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) natural bottles.While only 8.7% of plastics were recycled in 2018, certain types of plastic were recycled more often than others, including PET bottles and jars (29.1%) and HDPE natural bottles (29.3%).

Not all consumer plastics can be recycled. The majority of community recycling programs accept some, but not all, types of plastics. …

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