Elliot asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 7 months ago

Is recycled plastic cleaned?

When you buy a recycled plastic bottle, it is cleaned, right?

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  • Fred
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
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    They are safe as they are melted down and made into new sterile plastic bottles and other plastic products.

  • Marvin
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The plastic is washed, ground, and made into something else.  I have never heard of them being used to make new bottles.  Usually they are used to make those re-usable grocery bags, flower pots, and things like that.

  • 6 months ago

    Don't worry plastic does not actually get recycled, it is all a scam to squeeze more money out of hippies.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Not always. My water bottle had blood stains. 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    ''RECYCLED'' doesn't mean that the old bottle is just washed and re-used.

    The old plastic bottles are washed, ground up, melted down and new bottles are made.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Probably not.......................

  • 7 months ago

    Yes, it has been washed and ground into pellets and melted and molded into a new bottle.  Recycled does NOT mean reused.

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