Types of Plastics. How many can we recycle ? What are they made of ? Why do we need different kinds?. PET. Polyethylene Terephthalate A clear, tough, polymer with exceptional gas and moisture barrier properties.
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How many can we recycle ?
What are they made of ?
Why do we need different kinds?
High Density Polyethylene
Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC
Low density polyethylene
Recycled HDPE can become bottles for laundry products, recycling bins, agricultural, pipe, bags, motor oil bottles, decking and pilings.
Recycled vinyl can become playground equipment, film and air bubble cushioning.
Recycled LDPE can be used to manufacture bags, shrink film and compost bins.
Recycled PP can be used in automobile parts, carpets, battery casings, textiles, industrial fibers and films used for packaging products such as candy.
Recycled PS can be used in products including office accessories, video cassettes and cases.