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Polystyrene (PS)

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Polystyrene (PS)

Polystyrene (PS) (pron.: /ˌpɒliˈstaɪriːn/) is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene, a liquid petrochemical.

Found in: Disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers, aspirin bottles, compact disc cases

Recycling: Number 6 plastics can be recycled through some curbside programs.

Recycled into: Insulation, light switch plates, egg cartons, vents, rulers, foam packing, carry-out containers

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

Category: Recycling Codes.

Polystyrene (PS) is part of the SPI resin identification coding system group.

More symbols in SPI resin identification coding system:

The SPI resin identification coding system is a set of symbols placed on plastics to identify the polymer type. It was developed by the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) in 1988, and is used int… read more »

More symbols in Recycling Codes:

Recycling codes are used to identify the material from which an item is made, to facilitate easier recycling or other reprocessing. Such symbols have been defined for batteries, bio matter/organic ma… read more »

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