The Association of Plastic Recyclers
  • HDPE

    HDPE

PREFERRED

Bio-Based HDPE Resins

Bio-based HDPE resin, in which some components are sourced from biological materials such as sugar cane residue or similar materials, is fully compatible with petroleum-based HDPE in the recycling process. Bio-based HDPE should not be confused with HDPE containing bio- or oxo-degradable additives.

Postconsumer polyolefin content

The use of postconsumer HDPE in all packages is encouraged to the maximum amount technically and economically feasible.

DETRIMENTAL

None specified

RENDERS NON-RECYCLABLE

None specified

REQUIRES TEST RESULTS

Blends of HDPE and other resins designed to enhance properties in the intended first use with unknown residual effects in future uses of the recovered resin.

DEFINITIVE TEST

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