Quick Answer: Which types of plastics are high value and more likely to be recycled?

What type of plastic has the most value for recycling?

#1 (PET), ex: water bottles — highest recycling value; keep out of the sun to prevent toxins leaking into the container (no bueno for your health). #7 (OTHER) is the catch-all category. It includes non-recyclables and corn-based plastics (PLA).

What plastics are easily recycled?

PET is one of the most easily recycled plastic. Clear HDPE containers are easily recycled back into new containers. Colored HDPE are converted into plastic lumber, lawn and garden edging, pipes, rope, and toys.

Is number 5 plastic recyclable?

5: PP (Polypropylene)

PP is used to make the food containers used for products like yogurt, sour cream and margarine. It’s also made into straws, rope, carpet and bottle caps. PP products CAN SOMETIMES be recycled.

What plastics are non recyclable?

Examples of non-recyclable plastics include bioplastics, composite plastic, plastic-coated wrapping paper and polycarbonate. Well known non-recyclable plastics include cling film and blister packaging.

How can you tell if plastic is recyclable?

Recyclable plastic usually comes with a little recycling symbol printed on the bottom and depending on the product, there might be a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 stamped in the center of the symbol. It’s easy to miss, but this tiny digit is actually pretty important, because it’s an ID.

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