Recycled Plastic Products Can Give Homes a Green Makeover

Colored plastic bowls

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

  • Affordable kitchenware in a variety of fun colors 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.
  • Trash 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 fibers to make some brands of carpeting. And another tip: ask your carpet company about recycling your used carpeting. Opportunities to recycle carpeting in the U.S. are rapidly increasing.
  • Countertops made with recycled plastics. Crafted from post-consumer high-density polyethylene plastic from milk and detergent bottles, these countertops can be installed in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or anywhere else you need a durable, attractive work surface.