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.