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Recycling plastic does not recover it to the original form. Each cycle of the recycling process shortens the length of polymer chains, resulting in quality loss and, eventually, the need to dispose of the material. This is also known as down-cycling. (CIEL)
The Center for International Environmental Law estimates that 12.5–13.5 million metric tons of CO2 are emitted per year by the extraction and transportation of natural gas in the United States for the creation of plastic feedstocks. (CIEL)