Products

PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)

Found in: Soft drink, water and beer bottles; mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil containers, and oven ready food trays.

Recycled into: Polar fleece, fiber, tote bags, furniture, carpet, paneling, new containers, and industrial strapping.

HDPE (high density polyethylene)

Found in: Milk jugs, juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles; some trash and shopping bags; motor oil bottles; butter and yogurt tubs; cereal box liners, and pill bottles.

Recycled into: Laundry detergent bottles, oil bottles, pens, recycling containers, floor tile, drainage pipe, lumber, benches, doghouses, picnic tables, fencing, flower pots, slipsheets, and industrial edge protection for packaging industry.

PVC (polyvinyl chloride)

Found in: Window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging, wire jacketing, medical equipment, siding, windows, piping, mineral water, and credit cards.

Recycled into: Decks, paneling, mud flaps, roadway gutters, flooring, cables, speed bumps, mats, and replastec separators.

LDPE (low density polyethylene)

Found in: Squeezable bottles; bread, frozen food, dry cleaning and shopping bags; tote bags; clothing; furniture; carpet, and bin liners.

Recycled into: Trash can liners and cans, compost bins, shipping envelopes, paneling, lumber, landscaping ties, and floor tile.

PP (polypropylene)

Found in: Some yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws, medicine bottles, margarine tubs, and microwavable meal trays.

Recycled into: Signal lights, battery cables, brooms, brushes, auto battery cases, ice scrapers, landscape borders, bicycle racks, rakes, bins, pallets, and trays.

PS (polystyrene)

Found in: Disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers, aspirin bottles, compact disc cases, and plastic cutlery.

Recycled into: Insulation, light switch plates, egg cartons, vents, rulers, foam packing, and carry-out containers.

Other (miscellaneous)

Found in: Three- and five-gallon water bottles, "bullet-proof" materials, sunglasses, DVDs, iPod and computer cases, signs and displays, certain food containers, nylon, and melamine plates and cups.

Recycled into: Plastic lumber, and custom-made products.