- It takes up to 400 years for a landfill to break down
- Recycled plastic only takes 2/3 the energy needed to make new plastic
- Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 1,500 gallons of gas
- Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour which creates 150 billion caps (700 million pounds) of which 90% go to landfill
In an effort to recycle more items, I started researching what to do with plastic bottle caps. I found two sources that will take a variety of plastic caps. The drawback is that they have to be mailed and postage isn't paid by the company.
For anyone interested in recycling plastic caps, the two sources are:
Caps Can Do (Weisenbach Recycled Products) - they take yogurt and butter lids, too
Caps-n-Cups - they take #5 plastic cups, too