You may be aware of the benefits of purchasing recycled products and the benefits of recycling products yourself, but do you know what types of products are made from recycled materials?
Paper is recycled to produce more paper products. This reduces the negative effects on the environment by reducing the number of trees that are needed for producing new paper products. Manufacturers who make products out of recycled paper are also benefitting by using less energy resources to produce their products. Recycled paper products include not only copy paper or writing tablets, but you can find other products manufactured from recycled paper such as CD sleeves, tissues, paper towels, and cardboard binders.
Recycled plastic seems to be one of the most versatile recyclable materials. Recycled plastic is being used in everything from fleece clothing to park benches. There are several companies that are using recycled plastic containers in the production and/or packaging of their products. Terracycle is one such company. They package cleaners and fertilizers in used milk jugs and soda bottles. They have moved on to the creation of handbags and accessories from drink pouches and snack food wrappers as well as producing cork boards from wine corks.
One of the oldest forms of recycle that is still going strong today is the melting down and reusing of glass. Recycled glass items include a variety of products such as tiles, beads, and decorative items for the home. Recycled glass has been used in mosaic and stained glass art for a very long time.