1. 2. 3.
plastic is fantastic?
Truth be told, there are very limited opportunities
for recycling certain types of plastic. What
plastic can we recycle at Park Court?
are usually marked by a number in a triangle
(1 to 7), but only numbers 1,2 and 3 are recyclable.
The numbers indicate the polymer type of the
plastic. The three polymer types used are PETE
(e.g. fizzy drink bottles and squash bottles),
HDPE (e.g. milk bottles and detergent bottles)
and PVC (e.g. large squash bottles), although
the use of PVC in such applications is in decline.
Items such as margarine tubs and rigid food
containers are made from a very wide range of
polymers, many of which are blends. These are
much more difficult to identify and separate
So if you cannot see the number, or are unsure,
itís better not to recycle those particular
items if you want to help the recycling plant.