Plastic Recycling Codes


The following is a list of plastic recycling codes, universally used in the plastics industry. The codes can be used to determine a type of plastic and so identify what surface coatings will adhere to that surface.

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PETE - Polyethylene Terephthalate Product examples: Soft drinks bottles & cooking oils.
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HDPE - High Density Polyethylene Product examples: Containers for fruit juice & liquid detergent.
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V - Polyvinyl Chloride Product examples: Water pipes, bottles for shampoo & mineral water.
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LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene Product examples: Shopping bags & houseware.
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PP - Polypropylene Product examples: Household storage containers.
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PS - Polystyrene Product examples: Disposable drinks cups & fast food containers.
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OTHER - Other types of less commonly used plastics Product examples: Food containers.

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