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This Is Where 3 Billion Plastic Bottles Get Turned Into Gold

The gold of renewable plastics, anyway.
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Recycling Turns Plastic Bottles Into... Plastic Bottles

It's just another day at the office, with 300,000 pounds of plastic bottles arriving in bales.  

We're at CarbonLite Industries, in Riverside, Calif., which specializes in recycling a type of plastic called PET that you find in most soda and water bottles. CarbonLite, which recycles 3 billion bottles a year, is one of only a handful of facilities in the U.S. that turn the things back into food-grade plastic for new bottles.