What Plastics Do We Recycle?
There are many different compounds found in plastics, and the ingredients which create something like a bottle of water can be completely different from a hula hoop. This is important because there are various processes which are used to recycle plastic and depending on the type of plastic, one process may not work for another. This means that it is critical the we pay attention to the types of plastics that we are consuming and recycling so that we can ensure the safest avenue for recycling and that the maximum amount of products are actually being recycled. When incorrect plastics are at an area which can’t recycle them, those plastics do not meet the recycling criteria and are discarded.
City Recyclers is involved in recycling the following types of plastics: PET/PETE, PE-HD, PP and PS. Below is a list of each plastic category, the identification code and a list of sample items from that plastic group: