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Segregating and recycling HDPE plastic

HDPE Recycling

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a rigid plastic used to make toys and plastic bags.  It is one of the most commonly recycled plastics around the world and can be used as food grade packaging material. Considered to be one of the safest types of plastic, milk bottles tend to be made from HDPE a thicker, opaque plastic and can be recycled to make plastic pipes. For companies that produce substantial amounts of plastic waste, segregating and recycling HDPE plastic can reduce excessive waste charges and potentially see a return on income.

Common HDPE plastic waste types: –

  • Milk and cleaning product bottles
  • Toys
  • Wheelie bins
  • Storage containers

Examples of what HDPE plastics are recycled into

  • Recycling bins
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Playground equipment
  • Plastic bottles and jugs

Products made of HDPE are reusable and are easily recycled.


Other Plastic types are:


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