The most common types of recyclable plastics are polyethylene terephthalate and high-density polyethylene, but many other types of plastics are recyclable, including polyvinyl chloride, low-density polyethylene, polyprop... More »

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Non-recyclable plastics include most polyolefins such as polystyrene and polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, most polypropylene and miscellaneous plastics such as bisphenol-A. Numbers three through seven stamped products c... More »

Some examples of recyclable plastics include peanut butter jars, toys, milk bottles, plumbing material, food bags, medicine bottles, plastic cling wraps, stadium cups and syrup containers. Others include detergent bottle... More »

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Non-recyclable plastics include most polyolefins such as polystyrene and polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, most polypropylene and miscellaneous plastics such as bisphenol-A. Numbers three through seven stamped products c... More »

Different types of plastics have drastically different melting points, which means some plastics such as polyvinyl chloride plastics can melt at as low as 165 degrees Fahrenheit, while other types such as the plastic in ... More »

While most medicine bottles are technically recyclable because they are made of polypropylene, they are often too small to be recycled by communities that use curbside pickup recycling programs. When this is the case, th... More »

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Some disadvantages of using plastics are that they have a long life cycle, can have a negative environmental impact, contribute to health problems and are a choking or breathing hazard. Plastic objects like bottles or cu... More »