Category: P#2 HDPE

A.K.A HDPE or PE-HD, High-Density Polyethylene

Part of the polyethylene (PE) family , the ‘high-density’ of HDPE means it is a very strong plastic. It is the most commonly recycled plastic and is considered one of the safest forms of plastic.

This type of hard plastic is used to make:

  • Milk bottles/milk jugs
  • Motor oil containers
  • Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, bleach bottles  – sturdy bottles that resist oils (non transparent)
  • Bottle caps
  • Fuel cans/jerry cans/‘Gallon’ containers and Fuel tanks for vehicles
  • Grocery bags/Supermarket bags – usually milky white or semi-translucent, blown-film shopping bags with handles
  • Recycling bins
  • Agricultural pipe
  • Toys and playground equipment
  • Plastic lumber
  • Some rope
  • Disposable suits; nonwoven HDPE fabric
  • Housewrap (Tyvek)
  • Plastic mailing envelopes
  • The monobloc chair and folding chairs, tables and stools for outdoor use
  • Bottle crates
  • 3D printer filament
  • Fireworks
  • Food storage containers
  • Stone paper
  • Storage sheds