Why is reducing, reusing, and recycling so important? Plastic products, for example, can take some thousands of years to degrade. Here at Unique Timber Plastics we take pride that our products help to better the world we live in. An article from National Geographic states that 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the oceans every year!
Every year! Whether you’re surrounded by land in the middle of the country, or you can see the waves from your window, what you buy — and how you dispose of it — has an impact on our planet’s health.
Plastic (Check for the P codes on the bottles)
|Water Bottles||Most Detergents||Thin Plastic Bags e.g.: Sliced bread||Ice Cream Tubs||Foamed Meat Trays|
|Soft Drinks||Shampoo||Milk bags||Yogurt||Fast Food Clamshells|
|Cooking Oils||Milk||Six Pack Shrink Wraps for Beer||Margarine|
|Dishwashing Liquid||Thin Plastic Bags||Magazine Wrappers||Feta|
|Juice||Bulk Toilet Roll Wrappers||Ready-Made Meal Trays|
|Hard Plastic Fruit Trays||Fruit and Vegetable Bags||Fruit Trays|
|Thick Shopping Bags|
Plastics that CAN’T be recycled
- Coat hangers
- Pet food pouches
- Soup pouches
- Bacon vacuum packs.
The only way to decrease plastic production is by increasing the amounts of plastic recycled. Without recycling, this "wasted" plastic can’t be reworked and reused. You can help to save the environment by keeping wasted plastics out of the landfills, air, and oceans as well as cutting down on natural resource use to make new plastics.
We want to encourage you to think differently when disposing of a plastic product. Think that one decision could mean the difference between helping the earth or hurting the earth. The choice is all yours.
If you want to ensure you live an eco-friendly lifestyle, we encourage you to have a look through our end products that make use of 100% recycled plastic!