My bottle has recycling code 7 Other, and 5 PP Compatible. What does this mean?

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I'm mostly asking why it has both.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    not sure

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Recycling 5 Pp

  • John W
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Code 7 Other means it's made of other plastics, in other words it's junk that no one wants.

    Code 5 PP means that it's Polypropylene which no one wants either.

    Unless, it's code 1 or 2, it's headed for the landfill. Even code 1 and 2's often wind up in the landfill cause the market is glutted with recyclables because of the fee for service curbside recycling.

    Doesn't matter whether or not there's a recycling code or if it gets tossed into a recycling bin, if no one wants it, it's not going to get recycled. If you want to encourage recycling buy products made from recycled materials, tossing stuff into the recycling bin is just pretending you're environmentally friendly.

  • 9 years ago

    @ John " Unless, it's code 1 or 2, it's headed for the landfill. Even code 1 and 2's often wind up in the landfill cause the market is glutted with recyclables because of the fee for service curbside recycling."

    That is not entirely true, it depends on the landfill, even when you dump it there most likely will be hand sorters that will ask if you have bulk recycle. They will then sort it on a sorting line. Yes some opt out of curbside recycling but there are a lot of counties 'requiring' the service.

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  • 9 years ago

    research is being conducted into the use of hemp for the production of biodegradable plastic products. 17 million barrels of crude oil used to make plastic water bottles which take 100 of years to disintegrate. Hemp has dozens of other uses. [no, you can't smoke it] Ron Paul has introduced a bill for hemp but his fellow congressmen "just don't get it."

    Source(s): HempUSA.org lots of good information please check it out.
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