Types of plastic and how to recycle them
The 7 types of recyclable plastic.
|Where you'll find it||Soft drinks bottles, food packaging such as punnets||Milk cartons, cleaning products, yoghurt pots, soap dispensers||Blister packs, meat trays, pipe fittings, window fittings||Food bags, shopping bags, magazine wrapping||Margarine tubs, microwave meal trays, soup pots||Rigid items:Some yoghurt pots, meat trays, aspirin bottles Foam items: packaging||This includes other forms of plastic including composites, such as salad bags and crisp packets|
|How to dispose of it||At Kerbside Recycling||At kerbside recycling||Not yet recyclable, with general waste*||At collection points in some supermarkets**||At kerbside recycling||Rigid items: at kerbside recycling Foam items: with general waste||Not yet recyclable,with general waste*|
|Next life||Most often used to make more PET products||Garden furniture, pipes and more milk cartons||Most often used to make PVC products||Bin liners, plastic furniture and floor tiles||Clothing fibres, food containers, speed humps||Insulation,foam packaging||More crisp packets|
* Although these items cannot be recycled at the kerbside, visit terracycle to investigate further recycling options
** Although these items cannot be recycled at the kerbside, visit recycle now to explore further options