The Association of Plastic Recyclers
Legend:
Preferred Detrimental Renders Non-Recyclable Requires Test Data
Closure TypeClosure VariantGuidance for Container or Package
PET Rigid ContainerHDPE Rigid ContainerPP Rigid Container
Closures, Liners, Safety Sleeves
Density < 1.0      
Density > 1.0 Including PS, silicone, nylon, acetal, thermosets Except PVC      
PVC      
Without Liners      
Liners Made of PE foam, EVA, TPE      
Liners Made of Aluminum Composites      
Safety Sleeves Designed to Remove Completely from Package Before Use      
Made of or Containing Metal      
Safety Sleeves that do not Remove Completely from Package Before Use      
Polyethylene Closures      
Polyethylene or Polypropylene Safety Sleeves      
PETG or PLA Safety Sleeves      
Polypropylene Closures      
Floating Silicon Closures      
PVC Closures and Sleeves that do not Remove      
Spray Dispensers and Pumps
Density < 1.0      
PVC      
Valves Containing Silicon      
Valves or Springs Containing Metal      
Polypropylene Dispensers      
Density > 1.0      
Polyethylene Dispensers      

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