- Typically used for bottles of milk, laundry detergent, plastic bags, Tupperware, motor oil bottles, etc.
- In addition to plastic lumber and recycled plastic furniture, recycled HDPE is used to manufacture lawn and garden products, buckets, crates, office products and automobile parts.
- HDPE leaks no toxic chemicals into the soil or water.
TIP: Don’t put your recyclables in a plastic bag and tie it shut. The workers in the recycling facilities do not have time to open bags and sort its contents so all bags found tied shut are thrown into regular garbage and ends up in the landfill. This totally negates your recycling efforts.
HDPE is one of the most socially controversial forms of container along with PET