Recycling By: Naseem Heydari, Rayyan Ameiche, and Zayd Ahmed
What is Recycling? • Recycling involves processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of useful materials. Such as paper and other types of plastics.
Recycable Items • Paper • Cardboard • Pop Cans • Bottles • Milk jugs • Glass Bottles • Egg Cartons • Cereal Boxes • Soap Containers • Paper towel rolls • Newspapers • Magazines • Grocery Bags • Letters • Boxes • Plastic Bags • Empty Glue Sticks • Phone Books • Construction Paper Bottles Paper
Non-recycable Items • Envelops • Stickers • Batteries • Food Trays • Pie Plates • Folding Chair Frames • Rubber • Soiled paper • Mirrors • Light bulbs • Aerosol spray cans • Anti freeze • Window panes • Glassware (cups, glasses, plates ;etc. • Metal • Waxed cardboard • Waxed milk cartons • Frozen food boxes • Styrofoam Metal Aerosol spray cans
What is the Recycling process? • The recycling process is collecting materials that would have been waste such as paper, cardboard, wood, and plastic and turning them into new products.
Some Videos • http://www.onnetworks.com/videos/mainstream-green/recycling-on-the-job
Plastic Recycling Codes • There are different types of codes for different types of plastic. • There are seven different codes. • These codes are usually found on plastic items such as milk jugs and bottles.
Type 1-Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE) • PET or PETE plastics are used in soft drink bottles, as well as food or food containers, because of their moisture barrier properties and good gas. PET and PETE can be recycled into luggage, clothing tote bags, and much more! PET PETE
Type 2- High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) or (PE-HD) • This type of plastic is used to make bottles for drinks like milk jugs and juice. This is because HDPE has good chemical resistance, items such as detergents and bleach. Another symbol often used by plastic bag industries is the PE-HD. Recycled HDPE plastic can also be made into pipes, shampoo, conditioner, etc.
Type3- Vinyl or Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) • PVC is made into pipes, fittings, bottles, packaging sheet, carpet backing, and others. Chemical resistance is what gives it its excellence. Recycled PVC can be made into electrical boxes, cables, trays, etc.
Type4- Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) or (PE-LD) • LDPE is given toughness and flexibility. LDPE is often used in flexible bottles and cable insulation. But the PE-LE is often used by plastic bag manufactures. LPDE, when recycled, can be made into bins, film and sheet, and floor tile. JK
Type5- Polypropylene (PP) • PP is the 5th type of plastic. PP is really used extensively for packaging purposes. It also has good chemical resistance as well as its high melting point. Recycled PP can be made into trays, brooms, and rakes.
Type 6- Polystyrene (PS) • PS is the 6th type of plastic. PS is often used for protecting packaging, such as CD covers and cases for many things. PS can also be foamed which can create many other things. PS which is recycled can be made into vents, plates, cups, etc.
Type 7- Others • OTHER known as recycling code # 7. This recycling code is for other types of plastics besides the first six. This type of Plastic in question, is made of a resin.