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WHAT MATERIALS CAN BE RECYCLED?

PLASTICS

V. Ryan 2009

 

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Most plastics can be recycled although care is needed. The main problem is that plastics cannot be mixed and therefore they need separating before the recycling process can take place. Plastic types can be identified by their specific logo/symbol (seen below).
 
Type 1 - PETE Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Form:
Sparkling water/ water containers, and sometimes waterproof packaging.
 
Type 2 - HDPE High-Density Polyethylene

Form:
Detergent & oil bottles, toys and plastic bags.
 
Type 3 - V Vinyl/Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Form:
Food wrappers, vegetable oil bottles, blister packages.
 
 
 
Type 4 - LDPE Low-Density Polyethylene

Form:
Plastic bags. Shrink wrap, plastic shopping bags.
 
Type 5 - PP Polypropylene Refrigerated containers.

Form:
Plastic bags, bottle tops, some carpets, some food wrappers.
 
Type 6 - PS Polystyrene

Form:
Disposable utensils, meat packing, protective packing.
 
Type 7 - OTHER

Form:
Usually layered or mixed plastic. No recycling potential - must be landfilled.
 
 
 
 
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