Ever wonder what those recycling triangles under your bottles and containers stood for? Here's a quick guide.
Plastic #1: PETE or PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
Found in water & soft drink bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing & vegetable oil containers.
Plastic #2: HDPE (High-density polyethylene)
Found on milk jugs & juice bottles; bleach, detergent, & household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles; butter & yogurt tubs.
Plastic #3: V (Vinyl) or PVC
Found on window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, and cooking oil containers.
Plastic #4: LDPE (low-density polyethylene)
Found on some squeezable bottles.
Plastic #5: PP (polypropylene)
Found on some yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, and medicine bottles.
Plastic#6: PS (Polystyrene)
Found on aspirin bottles. (Styrofoam with this symbol is not accepted.)
Plastic #7: Other/Miscellaneous
Found on three and five-gallon water bottles.