Plastics made from petroleum or natural gas. They require more fossil fuels and leave a larger carbon footprint. While some are recyclable, it’s important to remember that the majority do not make it to recycling plans
The term carbon footprint is a shorthand to describe the best estimate that we can get of the full climate change impact of something. That something could be anything – an activity, an item, a lifestyle, a company, a country or even the whole world.
Carbon footprint is measured in weight of CO2E or carbon dioxide equivalent, a term for describing different greenhouse gases (such as Nitrogen, Methane, Carbon Dioxide) in a common unit.
When you can, PURCHASE IN BULK! Less deliveries = lower carbon footprint.
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ASTM’s Resin Identification Codes (RIC) are a plastic labeling system that indicates the type of plastic an item is made from. They do NOT necessarily indicate how recyclable an item is. Recycling centers differ and you should defer to what your local system tells you they will accept.