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Is Number 6 Plastic Recyclable?

Is number 6 plastic recyclable              Is number 6 plastic recyclable

Yes, number 6 plastic IS recyclable, but it is more difficult to recycle than other plastics and not as many recycling centers accept it.  Visit Earth911.org/recycling to find out if your local curbside utility program accepts plastic number 6 (both in the form of styrofoam or as a hard plastic) or to find a recycling center for drop-off.

Plastic #6 (also known as polystyrene or PS) can be found in both a hard, brittle form or as a foam (styrofoam). It can be found in items ranging from toys, CD cases, VHS casings, building insulation, medical equipment, medicine bottles, disposable styrofoam cups/plates/bowls, hinged takeout containers ("clamshells"), packing peanuts and more. Recycled #6 plastic can be found in building insulation, plastic mouldings, egg shell cartons, expandable polystyrene foam (EPS), and more. 

 

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