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Plastic Resin identification codes

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Many items made out of plastic have a code or letters on to tell you what type of plastic they are.  The most commonly recycled plastics are those used for bottles.  They are PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (High Density Polyethylene).  The table below shows different types of plastic and what can be made from that type of plastic when it has been recycled.