SCRAP PLASTIC

Multiple Types of Scrap Plastics 
1 Regrind
2 Repro
3 Off Spec
4 Powder
5 Pellet
6 Hard Scrap
7 Purge
8 Flake
9 Virgin
10 Dirty
11 Cross Linked 

Popular Types 

PP   Polypropylene (PP) 
PP   Woven Bulk bags
PE   Polyethylene 
PVS Polyvinyl chloride
EPS Expanded Polystyrene 
HDPE  High density polyethylene
HDPE MILK BOTTLE 
HDPE FILM
PET  Polyethylene Terephthalate 
PET BOTTLE SCRAP
PET FILM ROLL
PC WATER BOTTLE Polycarbonate 
LDPE   Linear low-density polyethylene
LDPE SCRAP FILM ROLLS AND BALES
HIPS PELLETS/GRANULES  High Impact Polystyrene
ABS  Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene 
PCABS  Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 
(PC/ABS) 
PPO  Poly (p-phenylene oxide)
PS  

POM FILM   

HDPE FILM
LDPE  
PLA 
PC
Polycarbonate 
PMMA
PA


A little info on some most common 

1: PET (POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE)

WATER BOTTLES AND PLASTIC SODA BOTTLES ARE THE MOST COMMON CONTAINERS MADE OUT OF PET. IT’S FINE TO RECYCLE.

HOWEVER, AVOID REUSING. WHY NOT REUSE? PET IS MEANT FOR SINGLE-USE APPLICATIONS; REPEATED USE INCREASES THE RISK OF LEACHING AND BACTERIAL GROWTH. AND IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO CLEAN OR REMOVE HARMFUL CHEMICALS. PET MAY LEACH CARCINOGENS.


#2: HDPE (HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE)

MOST MILK JUGS, DETERGENT CONTAINERS, AND OIL BOTTLES ARE MADE FROM HDPE. IT’S A VERY COMMON PLASTIC AND ONE OF THE SAFEST TO USE. IT’S ALSO FULLY RECYCLABLE.


#3: PVC (POLYVINYL CHLORIDE)

PVC IS USED FOR A LOT OF PLASTIC FOOD WRAPPING BECAUSE IT’S SOFT AND FLEXIBLE. MOST CONSUMER RECYCLERS WILL NOT TAKE PVC PRODUCTS. ALSO, AVOID REUSING PVC PRODUCTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD OR FOR CHILDREN’S USE. THEY CONTAIN TOXINS WHICH LEACH THROUGHOUT ITS ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE.


#4: LDPE (LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE)

LDPE IS USUALLY WHAT PLASTIC BAGS ARE MADE FROM. YOU’LL ALSO FIND LDPE IN SHRINK WRAPS, DRY CLEANER GARMENT BAGS, AND OTHER ITEMS.

THOUGH MOST PLASTIC BAGS ARE NOT RECYCLABLE, SOME COMPANIES AND RECYCLING CENTERS HAVE FOUND ALTERNATIVES OR ARE INVESTIGATING HOW TO RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS GIVEN THEIR HARMFULNESS TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

LDPE IS REUSABLE AND SAFE TO REPURPOSE.


#5: PP (POLYPROPYLENE)

POLYPROPYLENE PLASTIC IS USED IN THOSE MARGARINE AND YOGURT CONTAINERS, POTATO CHIP BAGS, CEREAL BAGS, AND MUCH MORE. 

POLYPROPYLENE IS RECYCLABLE THOUGH MANY RECYCLERS STILL DON’T ACCEPT IT; THIS SHOULD CHANGE IN TIME. PP IS CONSIDERED SAFE FOR REUSE.


#6: PS (POLYSTYRENE)

AVOID POLYSTYRENE AS BEST POSSIBLE. IT’S USED FOR DISPOSABLE STYROFOAM DRINKING CUPS, TAKE-OUT CONTAINERS, PACKING PEANUTS, AND MORE.

POLYSTYRENE IS NOT GENERALLY RECYCLABLE AND ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 35% OF US LANDFILL MATERIAL. BECAUSE IT BREAKS APART SO EASILY, IT’S ALSO FOUND INGESTED BY MARINE ANIMALS 


IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PLASTIC CONTACT US.

 

(281) 608-4086

Humble, TX 77346

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