Recycling guide

Everything you need to know about recycling your packaging

Code PET HDPE PVC LDPE PP PS Other PC
recycling code 1
recycling code 2
recycling code 3
recycling code 4
recycling code 5
recycling code 6
recycling code 7
Polythene Terephthalate High density polyethylene Polyvinyl chloride Low density polyethylene Polypropylene Polystyrene Polycarbonate
Common use Plastic bottles, (soft drink, single-use, water and sports drinks), food, jars, cosmetic containers Shopping bags, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, washing and shower soaps, milk and juice jugs Garden hose, cable sheathing, window frames, blister packs, blood bags, meat wrap Heavy duty bags, resistant sacks, dry cleaning bags, squeeze bottles, plastic food wrap, stretch film Medicine bottles, cereal liners, packing tape, straws Toys, DVD, CD, video cases, plastic cutlery, foam packaging, egg cartons Baby bottles, water cooler bottles, some car parts
Ease of recycling Widely recycled Widely recycled Not commonly recycled Medium Medium Not commonly recycled Not commonly recycled
Examples recycling code 6 recycling code 6 recycling code 6 recycling code 6 recycling code 6 recycling code 6 recycling code 6