Identifying type of plastic scrap
Pet Plolyethylene Terephthalate
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
Bottles: soft drink, Pepto-Bismol, Ocean Spray, honey, liquor, Palmolive dish detergent, liquid Spic & Span, other clear bottles with nubs, toiletries, recording tape, pharmaceuticals, heatable food trays, boil-in-the-bag bags.
HDPE natural/without color (High-Density Polyethylene)
Jugs: milk, cider, distilled water and spring water, bottles: juice (not clear), rubbing alcohol, large vinegar, single-serving punch-drink or juice, eye drops, grocery bags, base cups, tubs, totes, pallets, flexible film bags, bottles, laundry and dish detergent, fabric softener, saline solution, bleach, lotion, motor oil, antifreeze, dispensers, dental floss and baby wipes.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chroride)
Blister pack "bubble" for batteries, hardware supplies, etc., swimming pool toys and liners, shoe soles, garden hose. Bottles: imported mineral water, salad dressing, salad and vegetable oil, floor polish, mouthwash, liquor, some translucent pharmaceutical bottles, bottle liners and cap coatings.
LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene)
Usually appears in flexible film bags for trash, dry cleaning, bread, produce, etc., also some rigid items such as food storage containers and flexible lids; coating; stretch wrap.
PP (Polypropylene)
Battery cases, medical containers, oil additive tubs, cereal box liners, bottle labels and caps, rope and strapping, combs, snack wraps/bags, Tropical frozen orange juice cans, some yogurt cups and lids (those that do not crack easily when bent), geomembranes.
PS (Polystyrene)
Most fast food cutlery; some yogurt cups and tubs, cookie and muffin containers,vitamin bottles,
carry-out containers (clamshells, etc.), meat trays, egg cartons
OTHER (Varies)
Water cooler bottles; products made of plastics other than the six most common or made of multiple resins in layers, blends, or different parts (examples: microwavable serving ware, "brick-pack" juice boxes, most snack bags, e.g., potato chips, squeezable bottles for ketchup, condiments, jellies, syrups).
Identifying plastic scrap types
Pet RollsPET BalesPet PreformsPet RegrindPet bottles
HDPE JugsHDPE Clear Post Industrial FilmHDPE ColorHDPE PartsHDPE White
PVC PVC White RollsPVC RollPVC MixPVC Mix
LDPE Print in gaylordLDPE Print on wicketsLDPE Printed film in balesLDPE Clear balesLDPE Post industrial film
PPPP PrintPP Glass filledTPO PartsTPO Parts