Plastics help us to do more with less in many ways. Because they’re durable, lightweight, and versatile plastics can help you reduce waste and consume less energy. From reusing refillable sports bottles to recycling your grocery bags, bottles or containers into new useful products, plastics can help conserve raw materials and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.

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Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. Recovering the Energy in Used Plastics While our nation’s recycling rate has shown year-over-year growth for decades, the unfortunate reality is that most of our nation’s used materials is buried in landfills, entombed for untold generations. This is an incredible waste…