Friday, April 21, 2017

This List Of Places To Donate Bottle Caps Is Tops!

Bottle caps are usually made of # 5 plastic.  They need to be recycled separately!

Creative ways to recycle bottle caps or donate them for good use!
Bottle caps are made from #5 Plastic and get recycled differently than the bottle!

Did you know bottle top Plastic caps are typically made from plastic #5 while the bottles are made from #2. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Plastic caps on glass bottles
  • Caps on tubes
  • Caps on baby food pouches
  • Caps on cartons, such as those for milk, orange juice etc 
Remember, plastic takes over 500 years to biodegrade, if ever!  It's best to remove the tops and return them to a place that will use them.  There are a multitude of collection facilities such as manufacturers, grocery stores, schools and organizations.  *NOTE: If your cap is a #2 plastic you can leave it on if your town recycles bottles!

This List Of Places To Donate Bottle Caps Is Tops!
Bottle Cap Art Mural Caps can be sent to schools.  Check your town schools first!

Helpful List of Ideas and Places to Recycle Caps:

  • Try Googling “Plastic Cap Recycling”. There are many places that accept and request caps for recycling and have websites where that information is easy to access.
Recycle Caps LOCALLY:
  • Check with your city. Some cities do accept plastic bottle caps, but they may require that you remove the cap from the bottle and put it in the bin separately. 
  • Check local school or teachers organization to see if they need them for projects
  • Whole Foods. Some Whole Foods Markets accept #5 plastic caps for recycling. Next time you’re shopping, check their bins to see if yours does, too! Whole Foods takes part in the Gimme Five Program
Recycle Caps By Mail:  
If you can’t find a local place to drop off your plastic caps for recycling, you can mail them to one of these places!
  • Aveda, the skin and hair care company, offers an option for recycling bottle caps
  • Caps Of Love, This US charity funds children's wheelchairs 
  • Caps Can Do.  Caps Can Do is a company that specializes in recycling #5 plastic.
Recycle BY Repurposing:
Recycling is great, but reusing is also a good idea.  Particularly, if it is a permanent project like a mural! Check out our recycle craft ideas for bottles and caps on Planetpals Pinterest Page

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