Bottle Caps

Recycle

Updated on March 9, 2019

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Instructions

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.

Alternatives

Opt for a drink in a reusable glass or bottle instead.

Facts

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

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