Recycling
number
Image
Unicod
e
Symbol
Abbreviatio
n
Polymer name Uses
1 U+2673 PETE or PET
Polyethylene
terephthalate
Pol...
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Plastic recycling number

  1. 1. Recycling number Image Unicod e Symbol Abbreviatio n Polymer name Uses 1 U+2673 PETE or PET Polyethylene terephthalate Polyester fibres, thermoformed sheet, strapping, and soft drink bottles 2 U+2674 HDPE High density polyethylene Bottles, grocery bags, milk jugs, recycling bins, agricultural pipe, base cups, car stops, playground equipment, and plastic lumber 3 U+2675 PVC or V Polyvinyl chloride Pipe, fencing, and non-food bottles 4 U+2676 LDPE Low density polyethylene Plastic bags, 6 pack rings, various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, and various moulded laboratory equipment 5 U+2677 PP Polypropylene Auto parts, industrial fibres, food containers, and dishware 6 U+2678 PS Polystyrene Desk accessories, cafeteria trays, plastic utensils, toys, video cassettes and cases, and insulation board and other expanded polystyrene products (e.g., Styrofoam) 7 U+2679 OTHER or O Other plastics, including acrylic, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, fibreglass, nylon, polycarbonate, and polylactic acid Bottles, plastic lumber applications

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