Local recycling centers accept various resins of plastics depending on local markets. If no market exists, a particular resin is not accepted for recycling and is therefore not useful to be separated. The consumer role in recycling of plastics is to separate the various resins that are errantly accepted by the local recycling program. Check with the local recycle regarding specific expectations and preparation of the materials, Some general guidelines are: Separate and caps, lids, or easily removable labels from the plastic prior to recycling. Rinse containers Triple-rinse containers that held cleansing products or hazardous materials.

Triple rinsing involves filling the container one-third with water, shaking vigorously for 30 seconds, and using the rinse water for the same purpose as the chemical product. This is repeated two more times. (Some recyclers may not accept hazardous material containers at all. ) Separate unmarked plastic pieces from the pure resin product, if possible. Step on the bottle or container to reduce its volume before placing it in your recycling container. Related Issues There are many other factors that interact with recycling of plastics. Although they will not be dealt with here, it is good to note their existence. The most easily recycled. Plastics in incineration pose a potential threat due to the