Disposal of plastic waste has emerged as an important environmental challenge. It requires greater processing to be recycled as each type melts at different temperatures and has different properties.
Polyethlene terephthalate (PET) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles have proven to have high recyclability and are taken by most curbside and drop-off recycling programs.
Recycled PET and HDPE have many uses and well-established markets.
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