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13 Surprising Things Made With Recycled And Reused Plastics

Wouldn't it be great if you had the power to transform into something else? Well...bad news. You can't. But plastics can, and they do! Check out all the wonderful things that happen when you give plastic a second chance.

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1. Super-sturdy jackets.

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Material in jackets like this can be made from recycled PET plastic soda bottles. And just look how warm and comfy this guy is!

2. Awesome plastic chairs.

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Chairs like these in Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam can be made with recycled high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE) -- the same type of plastic that milk jugs are made of!

5. Reusable tableware.

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Sometimes you just want to add a little pizazz to your tableware collection. Tough sets of plasticware like these are good for hundreds of uses and are made from recycled polypropylene from items like yogurt cups, hummus tubs, and margarine containers.

Facts from Recycle Everywhere and WasteCare.

There's so much more your plastics can do when you give them a second chance! So recycle your plastics and visit to learn more!

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