But really. Why IS recycling plastic so complicated? Plastic is plastic, right? Unfortunately not. If you’ve ever looked closely at the bottom of a plastic item, you will notice a triangular symbol with arrows that enclose a number, and typically an acronym below that. It just so happens I have a plastic bottle at my desk. It may be hard to see, but this one has a number 1 with the letters PETE below. I also have a plastic cup labeled with a number 7.
Great, right? But what do these numbers mean?? Brace yourself, there are some big words coming up….
Salman Zafar is the Founder of Blogging Hub, and an internationally-acclaimed blogger, journalist, consultant, advisor and ecopreneur. His areas of expertise includes waste management, renewable energy, waste-to-energy, environment protection, resource conservation and sustainable development. Salman is a prolific environmental writer, and has authored more than 500 articles in reputed journals, magazines and websites. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management, sustainability and conservation all over the world. Salman can be reached on email@example.com
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