WHICH PLASTIC IS THAT?
Low Density Polyethylene
Lesson 4: LDPE
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LDPE & LLDPE
Low Density Polyethylene & Linear Low Density Polyethylene
The International Resin Code for LDPE & LLDPE is
LDPE is often confused with HDPE, but there are distinct differences:
LDPE is softer, clearer, and very much more flexible than HDPE.
LDPE's strength and flexibility make it perfect for things like bubble wrap, cling film, and soft, stretchy plastic bags.
LLDPE is a variation of LDPE, and is most commonly used to extend the shelf life of fresh foods
Naturally Transparent, but can be coloured
LDPE is used for
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
These soft and pliable produce bags
But NOT these crackly sounding Shopping Bags. These are made from HDPE...
> Insider's tip: You can tell the difference between LDPE and HDPE shopping bags by scrunching them up: the HDPE bags make a LOUD crackling sound!