Word of the Day: LDPE

Nov 9, 2012 2:31 pm

Building up your kitchen vocab arsenal

You know the numbers on the bottom of recyclables? Well, let's start with number 4, one of our favorites: LDPE (low density polyethylene).

In the recycling world, it's important to separate the objects you dispose of by their respective method of recycling: what's good for the bottle may not necessarily be good for the Tupperware. LDPE is a flexible plastic commonly used in containers and food packaging materials. These guys go out on the curb just like their once alcohol-containing brethren.

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