What Products Are Made from Recycled Materials?

Ever wonder what happens to materials after they are recycled?  There are several companies out there that use recycled materials to make new products!

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Plastic Bottles → Plastic Lumber

Thinking of adding a new deck to your backyard?  Plastic lumber is actually made from recycled plastic!  It’s often used in outdoor decking.

Aluminum Cans → Baseball Bats

Aluminum cans can be melted down to create new products over and over again.  75% of all the aluminum products since 1888 is still in use today!  Aluminum cans can be melted down and made into baseball bats.

Glass Bottles → Roads

Glass can be broken down into glass beads that are used to create highway marking beads, or even the highway itself.  In some places, glass bottles are crushed and used as aggregate for roadbase.

Plastic Bottles → Winter Coats

The fiberfill in your winter coat might be made from recycled PET.

Aluminum Cans → Airplane Parts

Certain airplane parts can be made from recycled aluminum cans!  Aluminum accounts for two-thirds of modern commercial aircraft’s weight.

Plastic Bottles → Outdoor Furniture

Plastic bottles are often turned into outdoor patio furniture.  Chairs, tables and park benches can all be made from your recycled soda bottles.

Interested in learning more about what you can recycle and the process?  Visit our website for information on recycling pickup and what day to put out your bin.  You can also call 203-334-1660 to reach our office directly to learn more about the recycling services we offer to Monroe, Easton, and Trumbull.

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