Types of Plastic and Recycling
Ever wonder what those numbers represent printed on the recycling symbol on certain plastic items? Or who PETE is? Here is a table of the various types of recyclable plastics.
||Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
||Soda & water containers, some waterproof packaging.
||Milk, detergent & oil bottles. Toys and plastic bags.
||Vinyl/Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
||Food wrap, vegetable oil bottles, blister packages.
||Many plastic bags. Shrink wrap, garment bags.
||Refrigerated containers, some bags, most bottle tops,
some carpets, some food wrap.
||Throwaway utensils, meat packing, protective packing.
||Usually layered or mixed plastic.
||No recycling potential - must be land-filled.