Have you ever given any thought to what actually happens when you recycle? From the research team at OBerk comes this new infographic that visually explains the entire process, and includes all different kinds of materials, including paper, steel, glass, aluminum, and plastic. Not only does this infographic go over the processes with these different materials, but it also offers valuable and fascinating information on the several different types of plastics out there, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), and also other types of plastics. Plastic is sorted into seven different types, which is helpful in preserving each type of plastic's special properties when it's actually reused. Not only that, but some types of plastics are much easier to recycle than others. The most common and easiest plastic to recycle would be polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE), which can be turned into winter coats, fiberfill for sleeping bags, new plastic bottles, and carpeting, among other things.
Infographic by: oberk