Plastic Bottles - How are they recycled?

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It's estimated that an average of 35.8 million plastic bottles are used EVERY DAY in the UK, but only 19.8 million are recycled each day. This means there are on average 16 million plastic bottles a day not making their way into the recycling bin. What happens to the ones who do?

Want to recycle your plastic bottles?

Plastic bottles are widely collected by local councils. You can also take them to recycling facilities; use the Recycling Locator tool to find your nearest facility.

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