Have you ever wondered what is the real meaning of Signs on Plastic Bottles Bottom, the chasing arrows symbol/signs we see on plastic container/bottles and products does not mean the product is recyclable but the real purpose of the number is to identify the type of plastic used for the product.
Signs on Plastic Bottles Bottom
The signs range from 1 to 7.
Below is the terminology behind it.
#1 – PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
PET is a transparent and light weight plastic which is mainly used for packaging foods and beverages, soft drinks, juices and water.
#2 – HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
HDPE plastic is used in plastic bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, cutting boards, and piping.
#3 – PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
PVC is used in building and construction, health care, electronics, automobile and other sectors.
#4 – LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene)
Used in containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, plastic parts for computer components, and various molded laboratory equipment.
#5 – PP (Polypropylene)
Used in Plastic containers, Reusable water bottles, Medical components, Outdoor furniture, Toys, Luggage, and Car parts.
#6 – PS (Polystyrene)
Used in make appliances, electronics, automobile parts, toys, gardening pots and equipment and more.
#7 – Others (BPA, Polycarbonate and Nexan)
For helmets, police shields, reading glasses, bottle tops and bullet-proof glass