WHICH PLASTIC IS THAT?
Lesson 5: PP
Need to know about a different plastic?
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The International Resin Code for PP is
PP is tough and flexible. This, combined with its durability makes it especially useful for products that need to be repeatedly opened and closed - like the 'living hinges' you see on shampoo and other bottles.
As a fibre, PP is used for making ropes and mesh bags for produce.
PP plastic is
- And has a Waxy Feel
PP is used for
Bottle Caps & Closures
Fibres (rope, carpets etc)
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Hinged bottle caps like these
Mesh produce bags
Woven sacks used for agriculture or construction
Textiles, carpets & rugs
> Insider's tip: In the medical world, PP is used by surgeons as a non-absorbable suture. This is one application of PP that is not recyclable.