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Did You Know...

Recycled materials can return to the marketplace in as little as 30 days

29% of recycled HDPE bottles go into making new bottles

Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.

The first real recycling program was introduced in New York City in the 1890s

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Our purpose is to find sources and solutions for plastic recycling. We will partner with you to find reliable recycling solutions for your plastic scrap.  We will take a genuine interest in your specific needs.  We believe in the importance of working together to promote the reuse and recycling of scrap plastic.

Helpful Guide

Major Types of Plastics by S.P.I. Codes 

SPI CODE

TYPE OF RESIN EXAMPLE PRODUCTS % OF PLASTIC
1 PET -Polyethylene terephthalate Soft drink bottles, medicine containers 0.05%
2 HDPE- High-density polyethylene Milk and water bottles, detergent bottles, toys 21%
3 PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe, meat wrap, cooking oil bottles 6.5%
4 LDPE - Low-density polyethylene Wrapping films, grocery bags 27%
5 PP-Polypropylene Syrup battles, yogurt tubs, diapers 16%
6 PS- Polystyrene Coffee cups, "clamshells" 16%
7 Other   8.5%