Plastics
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
Bottles: soft drink, water, honey, liquor, dish soap and other clear bottles with nubs

Toiletries; Heatable food trays; Boil-in-the-bag bags; Recording tape; Pharmaceuticals


HDPE Natural / without color (High Density Polyethylene)
Jugs: milk, cider, distilled water and spring water

Bottles: juice (not clear), rubbing alcohol, large vinegar, single-serving punch-drink, laundry and dish detergent, fabric softener, saline solution, bleach, lotion, motor oil, antifreeze

Dispensers: dental floss, baby wipes

Grocery bags, Eye drops, Base cups, Tubs, Totes, Pallets, Flexible fim bags


PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Includes: Brister pack “bubble” for batteries, hardware supplies, etc.

Bottles: Imported mineral water, salad dressing, salad and vegetable oil, floor polish, mouthwash, liquor, some translucent pharmaceutical bottles

Swimming pool toys and liners, Garden hose, Shoe soles, Bottle liners and Cap coatings
 

LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
Usually appears in flexible film bags for trash, dry cleaning, bread, produce, etc.

Also some rigid items such as food storage containers and flexible lids; Coating; Stretch Wrap

PP (Polypropylene)
Includes: Battery cases; Medical Containers; Oil additive tubs; Cereal box liners, Bottle labels and caps; Rope and strapping; Combs; Snack wraps/bags; Tropical frozen orange juice cans; Some yogurt cups and lids (that do not crack easily when bent)

PS (Polystyrene)
Includes: Most fast food cutlery, Some yogurt cups and tubs; Cookie and muffin containers; Vitamin bottles       



EPS (Expanded/Foamed Polystyrene)    
Carry-out containers (clamshells, etc.); meat trays; egg cartons


OTHER (Varies)    
Water cooler bottles; Products made of plastic other than the six most common or made of multiple resins in layers, blends, or different parts (examples: microwavable serving ware, "brick pack" juice boxes, most snack bags, squeezable bottles for ketchup, condiments, jellies, or syrup)