Plastic Produced Versus Plastics Recycled

Many more new plastic products are made from raw materials than are recycled. Some say this is because the process of recycling itself wastes energy and resources.

Amount Produced

Amount Recycled ~Q

PP Polypropylene

Yogurt containers, shampoo bottles, straws, margarine tubs, diapers

PS Polystyrene

Hot beverage cups, take-home boxes, egg cartons, meat trays, CD cases I

Other

2,580 |

__

1,990

y

All other types of plastics or packaging made from more than one type of plastic ^r

3,130

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