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How Are We Doing? We want to know.

How Are We Doing? We want to know.

How does Pro-Tek work for you? Here's your chance to tell us all about it. Your reviews help others say yes to eco-friendly Pro-Tek! It's another way for you to support the health of Mother Earth. Speak Your Mind

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When Spots Are Good

When Spots Are Good

Spots are usually something we get rid of here at Pro-Tek™, but when it comes to giraffes, spots are something to celebrate. Pro-Tek™ Pro-Environment Products is excited to honor World Giraffe Day on June 21--the longest day of the year for the longest...

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Plastic Production Has Increased by 2000%

Plastic Production Has Increased by 2000%

Why doesn't it recycle? Since 1964 plastic production has been steadily increasing while recyclability is drastically reducing. Where does all that excess plastic go? Landfills and waterways, where it breaks down into hazardous waste, poisoning marine life humans rely...

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90% of Plastic isn’t Recyclable

90% of Plastic isn’t Recyclable

Where does it go? Straight into the trash.  Households across America are careful to put plastic in a recycle bin thinking it will be recycled, but the reality is, only about 9% of it ever sees life again as another bottle or yogurt cup. Most plastic is too...

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The Nasty Truth About Plastic Recycling

The Nasty Truth About Plastic Recycling

And who should take responsibility Last fall NPR published a news story on what plastic manufacturers knew about plastic recycling versus what they were telling. The public was told plastic is cheap, safe, and--it's biggest selling point--recyclable. While it is true...

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Plastic Doesn’t Really Recycle

Plastic Doesn’t Really Recycle

That little recycle symbol on your tub of yogurt? It doesn't mean what you think.  Everyone agrees plastic waste is a serious environmental threat, but that's because people don't take the time to recycle it, right? Wrong. Most of the plastic you put in a recycle...

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Fun Fact

The use of single-use plastic packaging, which is largely not recyclable, has grown from 120,000 tons in 1960 to 12.7 million tons in 2006. U.S. EPA, 2006. 2006 MSW Characterization Data Tables