Name: Wildman Jackson
Why is it that recycling centers accept only PETE and HDPE, and not PS, or
other types of plastics?
When plastics are mixed together for recycling into new food containers, the
introduction of certain kinds makes the product brittle and unsuitable for
use. To read more about it, try these:
Recycling of Plastic Materials, edited by Francesco Paolo La Mantia, published
1993 by ChemTec Publishing.
Plastic Waste Management, edited by Nabil Mustafa, published 1993 by Marcel
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