Aluminum is recycled most often.
Aluminum cans and bottles get recycled 67% of the time. That is more than twice as often as plastic, glass, and cartons.
Aluminum is infinitely recyclable.
Aluminum can be recycled over and over without losing quality or volume. The same can't be said for plastic and cartons.
Aluminum is lightweight.
Aluminum bottles and cans are much lighter than their heavy glass counterparts.
Of plastic bottles never make it to a recycling bin. Most bottles end up in landfills and oceans where they pollute the waters for centuries.
Plastic doesn’t get recycled, it gets downcycled into lower quality materials, which eventually make their way into the ocean.
By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight.
Over 267 marine species have been impacted by ocean plastic pollution. This includes whales, turtles, and most seabirds.
Plastic never goes away. It breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces that get ingested by marine animals. Yuck!
Plastic pieces make their way up the food chain and onto your plate. Plastic soup, anyone?