♴HDPE ♶LDPE Resin Identification Code
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Identification and Accumulation
Once production is finished the bags are distributed accordingly. The most commonly used plastic bags are found in grocery stores, convenient stores, restaurants, and a multitude of other places. These bags are made from HDPE (high density polyethylene) and marked by a number 2 inside the recycling triangle. Another type of bag is made from LDPE (high density polyethylene) and marked by a number 4. These bags are used mostly by large retailers.
Because plastic bags are used so frivolously, everyone is a witness to their presence, whether they are filling up under the sink or floating across the street.