Plastic. 6 Types of Plastic : 1.Polyethlene Tere phthalate (PETE) 2. High Density Polyethlene (HDPE) 3 . Vinyl (V) 4. Low Density Polyethlene (LDPE) 5. Polypropylene (PP) 6. Polystyrene (PS). #1 PETE Polyethylene terephthalate . Soda bottles Food bottles Trays
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1.Polyethlene Terephthalate (PETE)
2. High DensityPolyethlene (HDPE)
3. Vinyl (V)
4. Low Density Polyethlene (LDPE)
5. Polypropylene (PP)
6. Polystyrene (PS)
Can be recycled into
Used in liquid detergent
Tyvek mailing envelopes
Can be recycled into new containers if clear
Colored can be recycled into plastic lumber
Vinyl or polyvinyl chloride (# 3 V or PVC)
Clear food packaging
*Could be recycled but generally isn’t
Very flexible and made into
bags for bread, frozen food, and grocery.
Some of these bags are recycled into new bags or plastic lumber such as Trex. This plastic is lightweight and trucking it back for recycling uses more energy than producing a virgin product.
and other food containers.
Like number 3 V, there are not enough containers to justify collecting it
#6 PS - Polystyrene,
Solid PS is made into
compact disc jackets,
take-out food containers.
Styrofoam is used for
The cost of moving used Styrofoam is higher than making it from virgin oil
P) MIXED PAPER, PAPERBOARD & CARDBOARD• Paper - Anything that tears! Bundle in brown paper bags to prevent littering.• Corrugated Cardboard - flatten and cut to 2ft x 2ft, place to the side of the bin.
(C) COMMINGLED CONTAINERS -rinsed and flattened• Milk and juice jugs, cartons, cans, bottles, pans, trays, aluminum, tin cans.• Plastics #1 & #2 only NO Plastic bags - please recycle at your local supermarket.NO ceramic dishes, light bulbs, or broken glass.
BOW RECYCLING FACTS FOR 2007 $33,500 saved tipping fees from recycled waste
778 tons diverted from incineration/landfills
7% increased recycling tonnage vs. 2006