Which plastic number Cannot be recycled? Generally, most recyclers accept plastics #1 and #2. Plastics #3 to #6 are more difficult to recycle and some recycling centers do not process them. Plastic #7 is even more difficult to recycle and almost always excluded.
What plastics numbers can be recycled?
- 2: HDPE (High density polyethylene) HDPE plastics are also extremely common.
- 3: PVC (Polyvinyl chloride)
- 4: LDPE (Low density polyethylene)
- 5: PP (Polypropylene)
- 6: PS (Polystyrene)
- 7: Other.
What are plastics number 1 and 2? Plastics #1 and #2 are the most common types of plastic containers and the most easily recyclable. They are also the most likely to have a California Redemption Value ( CRV) associated with them. Check out our CRV page for more information.
What are the 7 types of plastic can it recycled?
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Almost all plastic bottles and food packaging is made from PET.
- High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
- Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polystyrene (PS)