Recycling Facts & Tips
- Recycling Facts
- Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. If all of these were recycled 8bottles could potentially make 312,500 shirts an hour!
- It can take up to 700 years for a plastic bottle to decompose in a landfill.
- About 1,600 pounds of trash per person, per year are produced in the United States.
- About 1/3 of an average dump is made up of consumer packaging material.
- Around 60% of everything we throw out on a daily basis could be recycled.
- As many as 1,000,000 sea creatures are killed every year from plastic waste being thrown in the ocean.
- Recycling can reduce green house gas emissions, save energy, and preserve wildlife.
- Sources: All-Recycling-Facts.com, Clearwater-Fl.com, Environment-Green.com, Recycling-Revolution.com
- What's PET?
- PET stands for Polyethylene terephthalate. It is part of the polyester family and is used in synthetic fibers and for packaging purposes such as food and beverage containers.
- Americans consume incredible amounts of bottled beverages on a daily basis. While many of these bottles are recycled, a great deal of them still end up in landfills. Just one of our shirts keeps 8 bottles from entering a landfill.
- How to Recycle 8bottles Packaging
- We strive to use 100% recycled and 100% recyclable material for all of our packaging.
- Cardboard containers used for shipment – Most recycling municipalities recycle paper and accept cardboard, paperboard, and paper for recycling as "mixed paper." Because we use kraft tape with starch-based water soluble adhesive and the world's only labels with an adhesive that doesn't adversely affect recycling systems, you can recycle our packaging without removing the primary label or tape. (Please remove secondary small stickers if the carrier has added any.) Please contact your local municipality for further instructions.
- Protective bag – Our shirts are shipped in a protective bag made from 100% Recycled LDPE which stands for Low Density Polyethylene. It can be recycled once you've removed and discarded the small piece of sealing tape. The easiest way to recycle our shirt bag is to drop it off at your local grocery store or drug store that has a bag recycling drop-off box. Some curbside recycling programs in America are starting to recycle bags. Contact your local municipality and see if they do.
- See our recycled packaging details here.