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What do Recycling Numbers Really Mean?

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What do Recycling Numbers Really Mean?

Read this guide below to learn the different symbols you see on products and containers! Not only will you know the right way to dispose of plastics, but you’ll have a lower carbon footprint and reduce waste as well! PETG or PETE Also known as PETE, this symbol represents polyethylene terephthalate, which is commonly used for soft drink bottles, mineral water containers, fruit juice containers, and cooking oil containers. The plastic is easily recyclable so it’s often part of curbside recycling programs. It can be reused to make containers, carpet, and furniture. HDPE HDPE indicates one of the most commonly used plastics...

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