What Types of Bottle Caps Are We Collecting?
It is important to ensure that all waste – plastic in particular – is disposed of safely and appropriately so that it never ends up in our natural environment where it can only do damage.
The Million Bottle Cap Challenge is focused on collecting hard plastic bottle caps as representative of the global problem of improper disposal of plastics. Many types of plastic are recyclable, but students are collecting only hard plastic caps. They are more common than we realize. Here are examples of acceptable caps:
|Beverage bottle caps (water, soda, juice, sports drinks, etc.)||Milk and juice jug caps||Medicine bottle caps (labels removed)|
|Detergent bottle caps||Hair spray & spray paint caps||Toothpaste tube caps|
|Apple sauce pouch caps||Flip-top caps (ketchup, mustard, etc.)||Spout caps (mustard, etc.)|
|Shampoo & conditioner caps||Ointment tube caps||Peanut butter jar caps|
What is not being collected? Larger, more flexible plastic lids, like yogurt lids, cool whip, butter and cream cheese lids. They are often recyclable, but the students are not collecting them as a part of their challenge.
Questions? Visit MillionBottleCaps.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org