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Plastic Identification Symbols

Plastic Identification Symbols

Symbol Description Common Forms Recycled Products
Polyethylene Terepthalate (PET) Polyethylene Terepthalate (PET) Fizzy drink bottles, water bottles, cooking oil bottles. Bottles, clothing such as fleeces, carpet.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Milk Bottles, Detergent bottles, shampoo and toiletry bottles. Detergent bottles, Recycling and composting bins, pipes.
Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-U) Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-U) Blister packs, bottles, windows, fencing, guttering, binders, stationery, water bottles, sandwich boxes. Binders, flooring, cables.
Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-P) Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-P) Medical Products such as blood bags, cable sheathing. Binders, flooring, cables.
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Plastic carrier bags, rubbish sacks. Plastic carrier bags, rubbish sacks.
Polypropylene (PP) Polypropylene (PP) Food containers, food film, bottle lids, crisp packets. Pallets, trays, brooms, posts, upholstery.
Polystyrene (PS) Polystyrene (PS) CD & DVD cases. CD & DVD cases, replacement to hardwood flooring.
Expanded Polystyrene (PS-E) Expanded Polystyrene (PS-E) Yoghurt pots, fast food packaging. CD & DVD cases, replacement to hardwood flooring, insulation panels.
All Other Resins All Other Resins

This relates to plastic types not already stated and composites of different resin types

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