Products Made with Recycled Plastics: Give Your Home a Green Makeover

TORONTO, April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sustainability is top of mind for many environmentally minded consumers these days.

Fortunately, it's easier than ever to find useful, affordable, and stylish products made with recycled plastics. Many of these products also can be recycled again at the end of their useful lives, depending on recycling programs in your community.

Here are just a few types of products that we all can feel good about purchasing:

  • Affordable kitchenware in a variety of fun colours made with recycled plastics. Plastic cutting boards, mixing bowls, colanders, and tableware are durable enough to stand up to daily use, and plastic food storage containers can be reused again and again.
  • Garbage bags made with recycled plastics. These bags give you all the convenience and reliability of standard bags but take less energy to manufacture than alternatives, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Carpeting made with recycled plastics. Post-consumer PET plastic bottles are melted and spun into soft, durable fibres to make some brands of carpeting. And another tip: ask your carpet company about recycling your used carpeting. Opportunities to recycle carpeting in Canada are rapidly increasing.
  • Fence, deck and railing made with recycled plastics. Various companies combine the durability of recycled plastic with the natural beauty of reclaimed wood to create high-performance, virtually maintenance free, long lasting decking, fencing and railing products.

What products made with recycled plastics have you purchased lately?

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CONTACT: Darlene Gray, Canadian Plastics Industry Association 905.678.7748 ext. 239

Source:Canadian Plastics Industry Association