Seen this? Marked at the bottom of plastic bottles with numbers from 1 to 7. 7
What are the numbers about ? Polyethylene terephalate (PET) High density polyethylene (HDPE) Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) or Plasticised polyvinyl chloride (PPVC) Low density polyethylene LDPE Polypropylene (PP) IT TELLS YOU THE CHEMICAL MAKE UP OF THE CONTAINERS
Chemicals Can Leach into your food and drinks If you think your drink or food taste like plastic, it’s because it is plastic.
Most toxic numbers? Polystyrene (PS) or Expandable olystyrene (EPS) Other, including nylon and acrylic Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) or Plasticised polyvinyl chloride (PPVC) AVOID THESE NUMBERS
What are their applications based on the codes ? Source: Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/eindex.html Search “plastic coding”
Don’t serve in polystyrene containers. When it’s alcohol, oily, hot or sour.
Use glass or ceramic plates, bowls, mugs or cups. TIME TO CHANGE
Shopping? Check packaging! Remove food from all polystyrene packaging. SAFE? Store in non-plastic containers.