Have you set up a garage recycling center? We live in a community where our local recycling center picks up almost all recyclable material for us in a single bin. Some of you may not be so lucky and have to sort by plastic-type. I have broken down the 7 types of plastic to help you sort it out.
#1 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET):
2-liter soda bottles, microwaveable food dishes, boil in a bag food pouches, egg cartons, and other food containers.
#2 High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE):
Hard thick plastic such as shampoo & conditioner bottles, milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, and OTC medication bottles.
#3 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC):
Plastic piping, nonfood packaging, and cooking oil bottles.
#4 Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE):
Bread bags, plastic wrap, squeezable food bottles and grocery bags.
#5 Polypropylene (PP):
Yogurt containers, straws, and syrup bottles.
#6 Polystyrene (PS) A.K.A Styrofoam:
Styrofoam egg cartons, hot beverage cups, and packing peanuts.
Any plastic made with a resin that isn’t listed above. Check with your local recycling center for more information.
Do you recycle?