Which Plastic Numbers Can You Recycle?

Which Plastic Numbers Can You Recycle?

Kyle Freeman
Sep 8, 2008

For our organizing business, we help clients clear out clutter to make way for peaceful spaces.  In the process,  we're often asked about which plastics are recyclable.  From dry cleaning bags to medicine bottles to cd cases, it's hard to know which plastics you can divert from the landfill.  First and foremost, you need to check with your local community's recycling guidelines, but The Daily Green recently posted an article called "What Do Recycling Symbols Mean?"...

The article outlines what types of plastics fall under each number, if they tend to be recyclable in most communities, and what the plastics are turned into when they are recycled. We can personally attest to the fact that plastic soda bottles can be recycled into a very comfortable futon - we bought one from a friend for our guest room and so far the reviews have been glowing.

How liberal is your town in recycling all kinds of unusual plastics?

picture: Ruby Re-Usable's flickr photo of a plastic bag art sculpture

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