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High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene high-density (PEHD)

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High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene high-density (PEHD)

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene high-density (PEHD) is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum.

Known for its large strength to density ratio, HDPE is commonly used in the production of plastic bottles, corrosion-resistant piping, geo membranes, and plastic lumber.

Recycling: Picked up through most curbside recycling programs, although some allow only those containers with necks.

Recycled into: Laundry detergent bottles, oil bottles, pens, recycling containers, floor tile, drainage pipe, lumber, benches, doghouses, picnic tables, fencing

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Recycling Codes.

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene high-density (PEHD) is part of the SPI resin identification coding system group.

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