PP #5 Plastic Recycling
Post Consumer Curbside Collection
Post Consumer PP #5 containers can now be recycled. PP Tubs & Lids are widely accepted in most curbside residential recycling programs. PP Wide Mouth containers are sorted from municipal single stream recyclables at the MRF using optical sorters and robots. Once the material has been washed, ground and pelletized – it can be transformed into new trays, pallets or paint cans.
Polypropylene is a sustainable packaging material due to being highly recyclable. PP has become a commonly used packaging material and a recycling infrastructure has been built out over the past 5 years making it the 3 rd most commonly recycled plastic from curbside, after PET and HDPE Bottles.