1. PET or PETE
Polyethylene terephthalate is most commonly found in various drink bottles, peanut butter jars and cooking oil containers.
High density polyethylene is most often found in milk and juice bottles, butter and yogurt containers, and bottles for household cleaners.
3. V or PVC
Vinyl or polyvinyl chloride can be found in containers for household cleaners, but also health and beauty items, medical equipment and vinyl siding.
Low density polyethylene is common in squeezable bottles and shopping bags, but it can also be found in more durable items such as carpet and furniture.
Polypropylene is often used to make medicine bottles, bottle caps, straws and some food containers.
Polystyrene is used for take-out containers, compact disc cases and disposable tableware.
These are usually heavy duty items such as gasoline containers, DVDs and computer housings.
Recycled plastics can be made into a wide variety of things, from flooring to lumber to trash cans. Furthermore, many of them can also be recycled right back into what they were before.
To find out more about plastic recycling in Milpitas, please visit this website.