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Plastic Bottle Recycling News

Scrap Car Comparison believes in a greener future and so we attempt to raise both the awareness and the importance of recycling in all of our work.

The list of items which can be recycled is extensive, but not everyone has enough knowledge about how to recycle materials properly, and so knowing what goes where can be a bit of a minefield. Which is why we want to help by using our site to not only help our customers find the best companies to scrap their cars, but also aid peoples understanding of how to recycle as a whole and do it properly.

Which brings us to the Plastics 2020 Challenge. Do you know how many millions of tonnes of plastic is thrown away every year? Did you know that 1 recycled plastic bottle can save enough energy to power a 60-watt bulb for 3 minutes? AND did you know that only 25% of plastic bottles actually get recycled? The good news is that the UK is recycling over 20x more plastic bottles than 50 years ago. In 2009 the plastics industry has pledged to step up its recycling efforts and aim to double recycling by the end of year 2020. At present most of our plastics end up in landfills which isn’t good for the economy or, perhaps most importantly, our environment.

There are now more opportunities to recycle plastic and we should all do our bit, knowledge on how best to carry out recycling procedures can be seen on the above video. In it John Taylor explains the various plastics that can and cannot be recycled. Most people lack the know how to scrap their plastics properly but the above video goes into it a little more deeply which means that there are no excuses not to do your bit for the environment.

Scrap Car Comparison are pioneers in the recycling industry and we want people to make informed decisions when deciding to recycle both household materials and scrapping their cars, so if you have any questions relating to the recycling industry please leave a comment and we will try our best to get back to you.

Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about what’s involved when you scrap your car we have written this article.


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