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LDPE (low density polyethylene)

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LDPE (low density polyethylene)

Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is a thermoplastic made from the monomer ethylene.

Found in: Squeezable bottles; bread, frozen food, dry cleaning and shopping bags; tote bags; clothing; furniture; carpet

Recycling: LDPE is not often recycled through curbside programs, but some communities will accept it. Plastic shopping bags can be returned to many stores for recycling.

Recycled into: Trash can liners and cans, compost bins, shipping envelopes, paneling, lumber, landscaping ties, floor tile

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Recycling Codes.

LDPE (low density polyethylene) is part of the SPI resin identification coding system group.

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