Inc. Expanded to a Second Location:
The Beverage Rack 48 Cushing Street Brunswick, ME.
Please Visit Our New Location!
|(207) 729-8825||(207) 729-0202|
|51 Harpswell Rd Brunswick, ME||48 Cushing Street Brunswick, ME|
We are one of mid-coast Maine's premier Redemption Centers. We are a family owned business since 1995 that process all of your returnable bottle, can & plastic containers Tues-Fri 9 - 4:00, Sat & Sun 9 - 1:00. We will pick-up large amounts of your recyclable beverage containers by request. We welcome bottle drive products! The process of collecting and re-manufacturing recyclable materials, outlined here, is only part of recycling. Buying and using a recycled product completes the circle. Look for the recycled label on the products you buy, and ask your store manager to stock recycled products and products made of recycled materials.
Plastic bottles and wide-mouth containers are constantly around us, from your bathroom cabinet to every fast food joint in town. They are also a valuable part of most U.S. communities’ recycling stream as PET (#1) and HDPE (#2) make up 96 percent of all plastic bottles produced in the U.S. The first PET bottle was recycled in 1977. Since then, plastic bottle recycling has increased to more than 2.4 billion pounds annually. Today, more than 80 percent of communities collect plastic bottles while nearly 30 percent of the 100 largest U.S. cities collected wide mouth plastic containers for recycling in 2007.
1. Shed some light on
Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for up to six hours.
2. It’s a growing
According to the EPA, the amount of plastics generation in municipal solid waste has increased from less than 1 percent in 1960 to 12.1 percent in 2007.
3. Get a creative
Recycled plastic bottles can be made into products such as clothing, carpeting, detergent bottles and lumber for outdoor decking.
4. Walk it
More than 80 percent of U.S. households have access to a plastics recycling program, be it curbside or community drop-off centers.
5. Get on the
In recent years, the number of U.S. plastics recycling business has nearly tripled. More than 1,600 businesses are involved in recycling post-consumer plastics.
Recycling one ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space.
7. It’s getting
Recycling one pound of PET plastic bottles saves approximately 12,000 BTUs (British thermal unit) of heat energy.
8. Reduce the
Producing new plastic products from recycled materials uses two-thirds less energy than is required to make products from raw (virgin) materials. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
9. Salvage what’s
According to the EPA, while overall recovery of plastics for recycling is relatively small – 2.1 million – recovery of some plastic containers has reached higher levels. PET soft drink bottles were recovered at a rate of 37 percent in 2007. Recovery of HDPE milk and water bottles was estimated at about 28 percent in 2007.
10. Push it
Plastics are a rapidly growing segment of the municipal solid waste stream. The largest category of plastics are found in containers and packaging (e.g., soft drink bottles, lids, shampoo bottles).
It’s a hot summer day, and you’re enjoying a nice, cool bottle of water. As you walk through your local park, you reach out and throw your empty bottle into the trash can. So, what are the repercussions of these actions?
Producing new plastic products from recycled materials uses two-thirds less energy than required to make products from raw (virgin) materials. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Bottle redemption and the beverage rack is a convenience store too selling wine and beer. Bottle Recycling center -Call for prices. We are one of mid-coast Maine's largest Redemption Centers. We process all of your returnable bottle, can & plastic containers. Tues-Fri 9 - 4:00 and Sat and Sun 9 - 1:00. We will pick-up large amounts of your recyclable beverage containers by request. We welcome bottle drive products.
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