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#BeRecycled Pledge

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Discover how your garbage gets another life.

By putting your recyclables in the recycling bin, you give them new life. Some materials can travel through the recycling and manufacturing process to be back on the store shelf in as little as 30 days! Your aluminum can, water bottle, or cereal box can become many different things—we've picked just a few to feature here. Check out the key steps six materials go through to become new products.

Find out what each material wants to be!

  • Shampoo
    Shampoo Bottle
  • Cereal Box
    Cereal Box
  • Aluminum Can
    Aluminum Can
  • Can
    Steel Food Can
  • Glass
    Glass Bottle
  • Carton