21st May 2022
HDPE and LDPE are widely used for packaging – plastic bags and wrappers, margarine cartons and milk containers – and both can be recycled. As with PET bottles closed loop recycling is possible but more often these plastics are recycled into none food items such as pipes, plastic ‘wood’ for outdoor furniture, recycling bins and rubbish bags. Clearly it would be better for the environment if all recycling were closed loop recycling as this is the best way of eliminating the use of oil to make virgin plastic.
Again ask companies whether they use recycled plastics and of not, what not.
NB the recycling of plastics is made much easier of the plastic is washed/ cleaned before it is put in the recycling bin. Dirty plastic can contaminate a whole batch sent for recycling .