Category: P#4 LDPE

A.K.A LDPE or PE-LD, Low-Density Polyethylene

Like HDPE, LDPE belongs to the polyethylene (PE) group, This is the flexible version of polyethylene plastic, hence the ‘low density’ in the name.

This type of plastic is used to make:

  • Plastic wrap and film
  • Shopping bags including ‘Bag for life’
  • Sandwich bags
  • Fruit and veg bags
  • Bread bags
  • Bin bags/waste bags
  • Six pack rings
  • Squeezable bottles (LDPE is significantly more expensive than HDPE)
  • Trays and general purpose containers
  • Very soft and pliable parts such as snap-on lids
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Found within composite Juice and milk cartons (liquid packaging board)
  • Some packaging foams including Synthetic Corks
  • Bowls and lids