Life Cycle of a Water Bottle 
With the hot and humid weather this summer, plastic water and soda bottles are pretty popular!  
In fact, did you know that Americans use approximately 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour?!
Not only are plastic bottles recyclable, there's quite a bit of variety in their new product life. They can be made into polyester carpet, backpacks, jackets, sleeping bags, and much more. Today a water bottle, tomorrow... who knows! 
Whether in a break room at work, or in your kitchen at home, you get an opportunity to recycle with every plastic bottle. 
The diagram below shows a recycled bottle's life cycle.
Recycling in the Break Room
One of the best opportunities to recycle at work happens in the break room! But do employees know exactly what to put in the recycle bin? For assistance with educating employees on what should and should not be recycled, you can utilize Midwest Fiber's visually appealing single-stream flyer!  
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History Buff
Did you know??? 
Plastic bottles were first used commercially in 1947, but remained relatively expensive until the early 1960's when high-density polyethylene was introduced. 
Quickly becoming popular with both manufacturers and consumers, plastic bottles thrived due to their low production and transportation costs. In fact, the food industry has almost completely replaced glass bottles with plastic bottles!