Due to complexity related to the many different types of plastic, we assess each individual plastic type to provide the correct form of plastic recycling.

Common plastics that can be recycled:

Types Name Common Uses Code Symbol
Polyethylene terephthalate. PET Fizzy drinks bottles, coffee makers, toasters, ovenproof trays and bags. 1
High density polyethelene (called polyethelene). HDPE Bottles for fruit juices, household cleaners, chemicals, most aerosol caps and some carrier bags. 2
Poly vinyl chloride. PVC Bottles for fruit squash, cooking oil, shampoo, blister packs, cling film, guttering, electrical conduits, window frames, wire and cable insulation. 3
Low density polyethylene. LDPE Squeezy containers for sauces and cosmetics, plastic films (e.g. shrink wrap, sacks, freezer bags), some plant pots, ink tubes in ball point pens. 4
Polypropylene. PP Plastic straws, containers for soft cheeses and fats, microwaveable food tubs, film bags for crisps, biscuits, snacks. 5
Polystyrene. PS Yoghurt pots, clear egg cartons, plastic cutlery and cups, cassette boxes, plastic coat hangers, ballpoint pen cases. 6
Other.   e.g: polycarbonate baby bottles 7