Plastic & Polystyrene

Plastic & Polystyrene

Recycling these materials helps us to makeā€¦

  1. PET -Shirts, camping Gear, X-rays, pillows, jackets and clothes
  2. PE-HD – Refuse bins and bags, irrigation pipes, buckets, garden furniture, shopping bags
  3. PVC – Shoe soles, door mats, hoses, garden fencing, car mats, window frames
  4. PE-LD – Refuse bags, building film, irrigation pipes, outdoor furniture, containers
  5. PP – Bottles and containers, paint trays, buckets, garden furniture, crates, boxes, ropes
  6. PS – Hangers, foam cups, rulers, foam packaging, picture frames
  7. Other – Plastic lumber and custom-made products

1 – PET – Polyethylene terephthalate

Bottles:

  • cooldrink,
  • water,
  • squashes,
  • salad dressing,
  • honey,
  • sauce,
  • peanut butter,
  • oil
  • Clear food packaging Trays (veggies and fruits)

2 – PE-HD – High-density polyethylene

Bottles:

  • milk,
  • juice,
  • shampoo
  • detergent bottles eg. handy andy dishwashing liquid

3 – PVC – Polyvinyl chloride

Electrical cabling insulation

4 – PE-LD – Low-density polyethylene

  • Frozen veggie bags,
  • bread bags,
  • Milk sachets
  • Shopping bags
  • Black bin bags
  • Drink pack wrappers eg. 6 pack of beer/soft drink
  • Bubblewrap

5 – PP – Polypropylene

  • Yoghurt & ice cream containers
  • Margarine tubs
  • Medication bottles
  • Plastic bowls, cups, plates (must say PP)
  • Garden furniture
  • Buckets

6 – PS – Polystyrene

Clean WHITE Polysterene

  • White polystyrene cups & food containers

7 – O – Other

Large Bottles (3-5litres or more)

Plastic and Polysterene * Remember all dirty plastic needs to be rinsed first
  • Cling wrap
  • Fruit & Veg bags – crinkly / noisy ones
  • Chip packets,
  • sweet wrappers,
  • tea bag wrappers
  • Cup-a-soup packets
  • Biscuit wrappers
  • Dog & cat food sachets
  • Rubber (tyres and tubes)
  • Washing powder bags
  • Dog food bags
  • Cat litter bags (plastic lined)
  • Shiny-coated black and white food trays
  • DVD/CD covers
  • Black polystyrene

Benefits of recycling plastic

  • Recycling one ton of plastic saves 5.6 cubic meters of landfill space.
  • The average time taken for a plastic bottle to decompose in a landfill is close to 700 years
  • Used plastic dumped into the sea kills and destroys sea life at an estimated 1,000,000 sea animals per year

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