Why Plastic is a resource
All plastic is not created equal. Some plastic, like the durable #1 PET (called rPET when recycled), is inherently reusable and can be more easily recycled and reused without losing its functionality. By using rPET in our bottles, we can have a measurable impact on reducing our production of greenhouse gases and reducing the amount of plastic in landfills.
One of the most commonly used plastics for single-use products.
91.6% less energy is needed to make rPET vs. virgin (or entirely new) plastics.
The energy saved by recycling one PET bottle will power a computer for 25 minutes.
For more information about the recycling process and plastics check out the GOOD guide to recycling.
Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Andrew Janik, “Recycling Plastic is Surprisingly Complex. Here’s What Happens After the Bin.” WWW.GOOD.IS December 1, 2015