1. The sign that depicts a triangle with a “1” inside and PETE or PET written underneath
This particular recycling symbol is meant for polyethylene terephthalate. The majority of products that fall under this category include: soft drink containers, beer bottles, mouthwash bottles, salad dressing containers, and oven food trays.
2. The sign that depicts a triangle with a “2” inside and HDPE written underneath
This symbol signifies number 2 plastics and they are titled as high density polyethylene products. This include: bleach bottles, shampoo bottles, milk jugs, cereal box liners, trash bags, household cleaner bottles. HDPE is easily recyclable and is commonly turned into other goods such as pens, floor tiles, and picnic tables.
3. The sign that depicts a triangle with a “3” inside and PVC or V written undeath
Number 3 plastics include PVS and vinyl. The main types of recyclable products include: shampoo bottles, oil bottles, siding, piping, food packaging, and even windows.
4. The sign that depicts a triangle with a “4” inside and LDPE written underneath
LDPE means low density polyethylene and it is a flexible plastic that is used for a variety of applications. Squeezable bottles, clothing, purses, furniture, and carpet all fall within the LDPE category.
5. The sign that depicts a triangle with a “5” inside and PP written underneath
Polypropylene (PP) is the material that yoghurt containers, ketchup bottles, straws, and medicine bottles are made out of. Generally containers that are filled with hot materials are made out of recycled polypropylene.
6. The sign that depicts a triangle with a “6” inside and PS written underneath
Polystyrene (PS) is found in meat trays, egg cartons, aspirin bottles, CD cases, and disposable cups. The majority of these products are turned into foam products once they have been recycled.
7. The sign that depicts a triangle with a “7” inside and OTHER written underneath
Number 7 plastics are generally miscellaneous plastics. The most common types of number 7 plastics include: bullet-proof materials, sunglasses, computer cases, and iPod cases.