Types of plastic.
There are seven main types of plastic.
They all have different strengths and do different jobs:
PETE – lightweight and strong, this is used in plastic bottles and sauce bottles.
HDPE – resistant to moisture and chemicals, this is ideal to line drink cartons.
PVC – strong, resistant to weather and electricity, this is used in wiring.
LDPE – this is softer and more flexible and is used to make things like cling film.
PP – very heat resistant, this can be used for food containers.
PS – this insulates really well and is also used in food containers!
Other – the seventh category includes any other kind of plastic!