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!