Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is commonly used for shrink wrap, grocery bags and other clear film packaging/wraps. Products made using LDPE plastics are reusable, so it is not a ‘single use plastic’. It can also be recycled to low-grade uses, such as bin liners. However, recycling LDPE plastic into; clear film packaging and shrink wrap is still valuable if segregated at source and processed using suitable equipment.
Common LDPE plastic waste types: –
- Clear film (pallet wrap)
- Bubble wrap
- Shopping Bags
- Squeeze Bottles
Examples of what LDPE plastics are recycled into
- Plastic bags
- Dispensing bottles
- Compost bins
When recycled, LDPE plastic can be used for plastic lumber, landscaping boards, garbage can liners and floor tiles, although products made using recycled LDPE are not as hard or rigid as those made using recycled HDPE plastic.
Other Plastic types are:
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