does recycling bottles really help the environment?
I recycle bottles all the time but is it really helping the environment? I wanna know my efforts are well endowed.
- KayleenRLv 77 months ago
I know for a fact where I live the recycling goes to the landfill
- bouncer bobtailLv 78 months ago
Recycling a bottle saves energy. It also prevents it ending up in landfill, in the ocean or being incinerated.
However, the first question you should be asking yourself should be is, should I be using a single use bottle, if there is an alternative?
- 8 months ago
Yes locally in your city it does
- pucman1961Lv 78 months ago
In theory yes but if the plastic is contaminated by filth the whole batch is thrown into landfills.
I don’t know the exact % but a lot of plastic is not recycled due to contamination.
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- Anonymous8 months ago
yes, otherwise they wouldn't bother doing it
- οικοςLv 78 months ago
Yes, although not as much (measured by weight) as recycling aluminum. However, every bit helps.
- Ron AkiaLv 68 months ago
Your recycling bottles, along with everyone else, will help the environment Unfortunately, with everything else that goes on it's like peeing on a forest fire to put it out.
- MarkLv 78 months ago
GLASS bottles, yes. Plastic bottles, not so much.
- DavidLv 78 months ago
Yes, indeed it does and thank you for contributions.
- SandyLv 78 months ago
glass is a lot easier to recycle than plastic. keep up the good work. on the episode of Adam Ruins Everything about recycling, he explains why the soda industry went from using glass bottles to tin cans. glass was much better.