JC Horizon Ltd.
  Plastic recycling affects a range of products, from drink containers to shopping bags to pipes. The use of plastic in the majority of our products makes recycling very important.

Curbside programs often make recycling plastic containers and products easy. While there may be some plastics that are not accepted in a curbside program, many of these materials are recyclable at a qualified center.

To know the best way to recycle these products, it’s best to learn more about their life cycles, including what types of plastics are used for different products.

First, why are most plastics marked with a number inside a recycling symbol? The simple answer is that each number represents the type of resin made to produce the plastic. These numbers are plastic #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7. Because each resin is different, these numbers affect how and where you can recycle plastics.

  • According to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons.
  • Today, 80 percent of Americans have access to a plastics recycling program.
  • More than 2.4 billion pounds of plastic bottles were recycled in 2008. Although the amount of plastic bottles recycled in the U.S. has grown every year since 1990, the actual recycling rate remains steady at around 27 percent.
  • In 2007, more than 325 million pounds of wide-mouth plastic containers were recovered for recycling. (This included deli containers, yogurt cups, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Plastics in the U.S. are made primarily (70 percent) from domestic natural gas.
  • Plastic bags and product wraps (known collectively as “plastic film”) are commonly recycled at the many collection programs offered through major grocery stores.
  • Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • During Keep America Beautiful’s 2008 Great American Cleanup, volunteers recovered and recycled 189,000,000 PET (plastic) bottles that littered highways, waterways and parks.*

Plastic we buy/sell:

LDPE/LLDPE stretch film