Plastic comes in many shapes and sizes. Have you ever noticed the little recycling triangle with a number inside on plastic packaging? Each number represents a certain type of plastic. The symbols are called Resin Identification Code (RIC)
Natural Tableware is on a mission to phase out plastic but first we need to make sure we take care of the plastic which is currently littering our planet. By knowing what type of plastic you have you will be able to recycle it in a more efficient way, avoiding delays in the process at the landfills.
There are 7 kinds of plastic most commonly used as packaging material.
- PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
Commonly used in soft drink bottles
- HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
Found in detergent bottles and milk jugs
- V (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Often used as packaging in the fast food industry
- LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
Commonly used in shrink wrap and grocery bags
- PP (Polypropylene)
Found in yoghurt containers, straws and bottle caps
- PS ( Polystyrene)
Found in packaging material
Indicates a mixture of various plastics