California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Beverage Container Recycling: It's in Your Hands

Buying Recycled

We appreciate it every time you put a bottle or can in a recycling bin. But really, that’s only half the battle. Buying recycled is what completes the process. And it’s never been easier to spot and buy recycled products!

Most recycled glass and aluminum beverage containers end up right where they started--as "new" bottles and cans. Recycled plastic is turned back into a variety of products. There’s a whole universe of possibilities: Aluminum baseball bats, plastic playground equipment, backpacks, T-shirts, toys--manufacturers are turning bottles and cans into more new products every day.

Hard to believe? See for yourself. Our RecycleStore is your ticket to a whole world of recycled and environmentally friendly fun.

Last updated: January 24, 2011
Beverage Container Recycling, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Consumers/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm