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Recycling plastic
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A recycling bank. Clear plastic can be recycled. It is made into fibres that are used for lining fleeces.

Plastic is an extremely useful material. But, unlike paper, it does not rot in the ground. So when you throw a plastic bottle away, it won't ever disappear.

However, you can recycle some plastic things, so that the plastic can be used again - by making it into something else. For example, plastic bottles can be recycled and made into fleeces!

Find out more about plastic.