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Toys Made From Recycled Plastic Milk Jugs

Toys Made From Recycled Plastic Milk Jugs

Not a fan of plastic toys? If you have children around, you may find that plastic playthings are a little hard to completely steer clear of. However, there are plastic options for toys that don’t make as much of an environmental dent. Toys that are made from milk jugs are becoming a popular alternative to newly produced ones. Many companies are offering items that are constructed from 100% recycled plastic milk containers as a more eco friendly option to traditional substances used for toy making. The plastic used to produce milk containers is called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE) and is… read more

Know The Symbols?

Plastic Recycling Symbols

PET plastic, known as polyethylene terephthalate, is the most common for single use beverages because it is lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to recycle. PET poses a lower risk of leaching breakdown products.  PET is represented by a 1 centered in three rotating arrows. PET is generally recycled into polar fleece, tote bags, straps and carpet. HDPE, known as high density polyethylene, is a versatile plastic with many uses especially for packaging. HDPE has a low risk of leaching. HDPE is mostly recycled into laundry soap bottles, pens, doghouses, picnic tables, and even fencing. HDPE is represented by a 2 centered… read more