Other Plastics

Beyond bottles, film and containers, many communities are recycling other plastics, such as protective packaging, bulky rigids, foodservice packaging, pallets and drums.

Bulky rigids include:

  • Carts
  • Crates
  • Buckets
  • Toys
  • Lawn furniture

 

Polystyrene (#6) Plastic Foam

Technology exists to recycle expanded polystyrene foam (EPS). In fact, 22% of California households are recycling EPS foodservice cups, plates, bowls, clamshells and other containers at curbside (that’s more than eight million people).

Resources

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