The EPA's Model Recycling Program Toolkit is an interactive repository. These toolkit materials can help governments, non-profits and companies effectively design and implement programs related to recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, reuse, repair and waste reduction.
With over 350 materials and 100,000+ listings, the Recycling Solution Database maintains one of North America's most extensive recycling databases. Simply enter the material you are trying to recycle and your ZIP code and click “Search”.
Plastic pollution has been well documented in natural environments, including the open waters and sediments within lakes and rivers, the open ocean and even the air, but less attention has been paid to synthetic polymers in human consumables.
Depending on how thirsty you are, it might take you less than five minutes to swig back the contents of a plastic bottle. But it takes the ocean 450 years to break down the plastic.