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How Much Plastic Is Actually Recycled?

Simple introduction to the major categories of recyclable plastic
http://www.wisegeek.com/how-is-plastic-recycled.htm

More detailed article going briefly into some of the chemistry. Can anyone help improve this article?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_recycling

Australian Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association - Facts About Plastics Recycling
http://www.pacia.org.au/index.cfm?menuaction=mem&mmid=009&mid=009.003

Quoting their first answer:
Q. Is all plastics packaging recyclable?
A. Yes it is, but not all of it is recycled through the kerbside recycling scheme.


Seven misconceptions about Plastic and Plastic Recycling. Ecology Center (Berkely, CA, USA)
http://www.ecologycenter.org/ptf/misconceptions.html
If you only read one thing, read this.

One of the causes: The negative impact of bottled water - News Article March 2005
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5279230/



Does anyone have stories about plastic recycling you'd like to share?

Comments

Thanks for the link collection; it’ll be my top-of-the-list reading for the day.

I’ll have a look through my stumbles to see if I have anything to contribute :).
ditto awils1 =)