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.

HDPE       LDPE     Resin Identification Code

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.

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