Recycling Facts

    • All bottled water containers are recyclable—including the cap—whether they are plastic or glass.
    • The amount of materials used to make PET and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, and glass bottled water containers has been reduced by 42.8 percent between 2007 and 2015, according to a new study: “The Quantis Life Cycle Inventory and Environmental Footprint of Bottled Water for the North American Market.”
    • Bottled water containers are the most common item in curbside recycling programs, recycled at a rate of 53.1 percent.
    • According to the EPA, 89 million tons of municipal solid waste was recycled, amounting to a 34.6 percent recycling rate.
    • More than 90 percent of American homes have access to curbside and drop off recycling programs. (from the IBWA Website)
    • Recycling one plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for up to six hours. (from the IBWA Website)
    • According to Recycle Across America, five recycled plastic bottles provide enough fiber to produce one square foot of carpet.