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Where and How to Recycle Plastic Furniture

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Plastic furniture is becoming more commonplace in many homes and businesses. With many people becoming more environmentally conscious, plastic furniture is becoming quite popular. Since plastic furniture is made out of 100% recyclable materials many people consider this a greener alternative to traditional wood furniture. Another great selling point of plastic furniture is that plastic furniture can last for many years with little or no maintenance. But, when it is time to retire plastic furniture, where and how should it be recycled?

recycle plastic lumberEven though plastics furniture is very durable and can last for many years with little or no maintenance, it does however eventually wear out and needs to be replaced. Plastic furniture needs to be replaced when the plastic furniture has become cracked, warped or brittle. This not only makes the furniture look bad, it also is not safe for use anymore.

Plastic furniture is made out of recyclable materials. This means that the furniture can be recycled once again into many other products that we use every day. In order to recycle the plastic furniture properly, one should contact their local recycling center first. The recycling center can tell an individual when and where the furniture can be recycled. Generally most recycling centers have a certain specifications on what type of plastic furniture can be recycled at their specific recycling center. By checking the furniture for the recycling stamp can help to determine what type of plastic the furniture is made out of. The recycling stamp is generally located on the bottom of many recycled products. The recycling stamp is in the form of a triangle with a number located in the middle. This number represents what type of plastic the product is made out of and will determine if the recycling center is able to recycle the material.

Sending plastic furniture to the local recycling center is the safest and most efficient way to dispose of it. Plastic furniture should never be burned, due to the many caustic chemicals that can be released into the environment. Following the safe and proper guidelines in disposing of plastic furniture is not only the law in many areas it is also the best way to keep one safe from harm.

By checking with ones local recycling center to dispose of plastic furniture is not only good for the environment it also gives the furniture a chance to be transformed into another useful product. This helps keeps old or damaged plastic furniture out of landfills and gives one a chance to give back to the environment. This in turn, will help keep the planet a cleaner place and will make one feel good about being eco-friendly.

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