Posted by All-Nutrient Professional on Apr 19, 2018
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When it comes to recycling, most people assume you separate items by material. Metal and aluminum, paper and cardboard, and plastics all have separate bins. However, when it comes to plastic, each item has a specific number of how it can be recycled.
Below are the three most commonly used plastics for All-Nutrient bottles and packaging.
PLASTIC #1 – Pete or pet (POLYPROPYLENE terephthalate)
- Picked up by most curbside recycling programs, plastic #1 is usually clear and used to make soda, water, and beer bottles, peanut butter containers, salad dressing containers, and mouthwash bottles.
- PETE or PET can be recycled into tote bags, furniture, carpet, paneling, fiber, and polar fleece.
- Plastic # 1 is considered to be safe but used with caution. Do not store plastic #1 in high temperature areas and make sure to thoroughly clean before re-using.
PLASTIC #2 – hdPe (high density POLYPROPYLENE)
- Plastic #2 is typically opaque and picked up by most curbside recycling programs. This plastic is one of the three plastics considered to be the safest choice!
- HDPE is found mostly in milk jugs, household cleaner containers, juice bottles, shampoo bottles, cereal box liners, detergent bottles, motor oil bottles, yogurt and butter tubs, as well as toiletry bottles.
- Plastic #2 can be recycled into pens, recycling containers, picnic tables, lumber, benches, fencing, detergent bottles, and more.
Plastic #5 – PP (Polypropylene)
- Increasingly becoming accepted by curbside recycle programs, plastic #5 is also one of the safest plastics to look for.
- It is typically found in yogurt containers, ketchup bottles, syrup bottles, and medicine bottles.
- Polypropylene can be recycled into brooms, car battery cases, bins, pallets, signal lights, ice scrapers, and bicycle racks.
An example of plastic #5 is the All-Nutrient half gallon shampoo and developer jugs.
You can locate the recycling number on the bottom of our bottles.
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