Recycling is Real

It’s undeniable that recycling is not only real, but feasible and economical, from shredding the old material to extruding the new material, from making the equipment that makes it possible to design safe new ways to put more recycled content into products.

America recycles over 6 billion pounds of plastic every year.

Recycling is Real – see for yourself. The incredible effort being undertaken by thousands of hardworking people across North America is a vital part a our sustainable future.

Placing something in a blue or green bin for recycling is only the beginning of an involved process that turns plastic waste into usable materials and products all over again. Recycling means taking collected material and creating another usable product – reducing reliance on new plastic and keeping valuable material from entering a landfill, out of our environment and in the economy.

Recycling reduces waste, diverts refuse otherwise headed for landfills, conserves resources, and minimizes environmental impacts.

Recycled plastic can be repurposed into any product imaginable including bike helmets, plastic water bottles, clothing, decking, packaging, automobile, components, furniture, building materials, and more.

To reach our sustainability goals, we must invest in the improvements and modernization of our country’s recycling infrastructure.