There are seven varieties of plastic existing on the market that consumers should know to have a greener life style :
# 1 : Pet or PETE are best used in soda bottles and are not intended for reuse . It is easy to recycle.
# 2 : HDPE ( High Density Polyethylene ) are used in the manufacture of many toys , detergent containers , milk bottles and shampoo bottles . Easy to recycle .
# 3 : Vinyl or PVC's tubing, shower curtains , toys , wallpaper , yoga mats , slippers and wrap some food. This is the worst of all common consumer plastics .
# 4 : LDPE ( Low Density Polyethylene ) makes plastic film and bags of groceries . It is easy and effective to recycle , but it is not widely accepted in recycling facilities .
# 5 PP (polypropylene) is used in the production of yogurt bottles and diapers. It is widely accepted in recycling plants .
# 6 : PS ( polystyrene) is present in coffee cups and containers , is commonly known as Styrofoam . Styrene can throw in hot drinks and food .
# 7 : Other - > usually polycarbonate , usually in baby bottles , 5-gallon jugs of water and bottles of collective water. Can launch bisphenol -A ( BPA )