Plastic Recycling

Plastic Recycling

#1 – PET or PETE (Polyethylene Terephthalate)

Found in: Soft drink, water bottles, salad dressing containers.
Recycled into: Polar fleece, fiber, tote bags, furniture, carpet, paneling, straps, and new containers.

#2 – HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)

Found in: Pallets, crates, buckets, bins, household cleaner bottles
Recycled into: Pens, recycling containers, floor tile, drainage pipe, benches, picnic tables, fencing, bottles

#3 – V (Vinyl or PVC)

Found in: Credit cards, oil bottles, drainage pipes
Recycled into: Speed bumps, floor mats, decks, mud flaps, cables

#4 – LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)

Found in: Shrink wrap, packaging, shopping bags, squeezable bottles
Recycled into: Shipping envelopes, floor tile, film

#5 – PP (Polypropylene)

Found in: Pallets, Bins, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, bottle caps, medicine bottles
Recycled into: Signal signs, battery cables, brooms, rakes, bins, pallets, landscape borders

#6 – PS (Polystyrene)

Found in: Disc cases, meat trays, egg cartons, solo cups, to-go containers, test tubes
Recycled into: Insulation, vents, rulers, foam packaging

#7 – Miscellaneous

Found in: 3–5 Gallon water bottles, gas cans, DVD cases
Recycled into: Plastic lumber and custom made products

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