Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
is slightly thinner than LDPE, LLDPE is characterized by a stretchy
films typically feel tacky and exhibit a moderate degree of
clarity. Generally used for stretch wrap, dry cleaning film,
agricultural films and thin newspaper bags, LLDPE is normally
identified by recycling code 4.
is one of the most commonly used
plastics in the United States. Labeled as #2 plastic, it is
typically found in milk jugs, plastic bags and refillable plastic
bottles. In addition to plastic lumber and recycled plastic
furniture, recycled HDPE is used to manufacture lawn and garden
products, buckets, crates, office products and automobile parts.
HDPE plastic has several properties that make it ideal as a
packaging and manufacturing product. It’s stronger than standard
polyethylene, acts as an effective barrier against moisture
and remains solid at room temperature. It resists insects, rot
and other chemicals. It is easily recyclable and can be used
again and again. Recycled HDPE creates no harmful emissions
during its production or during its use by the consumer. Also,
HDPE leaks no toxic chemicals into the soil or water.