How to use glass container to let your life be recycled?
I used to think that plastic water bottles could be infinitely recycled, that every time I tossed one into the blue bin, it eventually came out to be another plastic bottle.As it turns out, that's not the case. Some materials can be recycled infinitely, but plastic isn't one of them.So if a recyclable isn't reborn as the original item, where does it go? I found out most recyclable items are recycled down, so your water bottle may turn into a fabric or material for a park bench.But can that park bench be recycled? Can my "recycled" notebook be re-recycled? Just how many times can that thing be recycled?
One of them is glass. So am I harming the environment by using glass as my container of choice? Absolutely not! Glass,can be recycled an unlimited number of times. Because glass is harder to create from scratch, it is actually more cost-effective to reuse and recycle glass,making it the best item to buy at the store.
The only thing you have to watch out for is the type of glass.Be sure to ask your local recycle center which types of glass they accept,as different types of glass have different melting points and can't be recycled together.Think of it this way — if you tried melting coconut oil and a piece of chocolate, the chocolate would melt slower and therefore they wouldn't be done at the same time.
All in all, you're a superhero if you recycle in the first place.But now that I know glass are the best way to go, I will always choose it first — regardless of access to recycling facilities.