The manufacture and distribution of plastics are seen everywhere. The explosive growth of this industry has alarmed many around the world about the state of recycling systems and a growing global movement to ensure that plastics are handled in an environmentally responsible manner. From 2005 to 2015, annual world plastics production reached 322 million metric tons from 230 million. ISRI estimates that the U.S. recycles more than 3.5 million tons of plastic every year. Every ton of plastics that are recycled can save enough energy to power nearly two households for an entire year!
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