Bottle Caps


Updated on November 27, 2018



Both plastic and metal bottle caps can be recycled, but plastic caps are at risk of entanglement in recycling-line machinery. Metal caps can be placed in loose, but plastic bottle caps should be screwed loosely back onto their bottle.


Opt for a drink in a reusable glass or bottle instead, and carry it with you.


Metal bottle caps and jar lids are mainly made from steel (some bottle caps are aluminum) with a polyethylene (plastic) lining. The plastic lining will be burnt off when the metal is processed to make new metal products.

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