Recycling Polypropylene
You can use this interactive map to find a polypropylene (PP) collection program near you.
This map identifies programs across the country that accept polypropylene – bottles, non-bottles or both. You can also visit your local Whole Foods Market and other natural retailers to drop off PP bottles and containers, courtesy of Preserve's Gimme 5 program.
PP Bottle & Non-Bottle
PP Bottle
PP Non-Bottle
("Non-Bottle" includes containers and/or larger bulky items, but not film.)
The map is based on data collected by Moore Recycling Associates for the Plastic Recycling Collection National Reach Study - 2012 Update.
Please check with your service provider for the most up-to-date information. To help us keep the map current, send feedback to info@recyclemoreplastic.org
What is polypropylene (PP)?
PP is used to make food and non-food containers such as dairy tubs, take-out containers, food storage ware, water pitchers and filters, and Preserve® products. Containers made from polypropylene are often marked with a #5 inside chasing arrows or a triangle.
Why recycle PP?
Access to PP recycling is growing across the U.S., and so is the demand for recycled content by manufacturers and converters.
Who wants to purchase recycled PP?
Consumer goods packaging companies, automakers, plastic converters, plastic recyclers, and other manufacturers use recycled polypropylene in the creation of new products.
Why do manufacturers like PP?
Polypropylene is a versatile plastic that is commonly used in a wide variety of applications ranging from drink cups to yogurt cups, bottle closures, storage totes, and automotive parts. It's light in weight, so using it can reduce raw material needs.
What can consumers and businesses do to help?
If there's a collection program in your area, recycle your polypropylene bottles and containers. This will help increase the supply of recycled material in the marketplace, which is needed for recyclers to invest and expand reclamation capacity.
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