POLYPROPYLENE

This plastic, well-known as the superhero of plastics is a multifunctional multi-tasker.  Polypropylene’s characteristics make it ideal for tough, robust products ranging from protective car bumpers to life-saving medical tools to cold-weather gear for our soldiers. Plus it also can be engineered into a wide range of packaging that helps protect products we rely on every day, from medicine to yogurt to baby food.  More than 95 percent of car batteries are recycled to recover their metals and plastics (polypropylene).

Polypropylene bottles and containers are collected for recycling in most curb side programs. Recycling polypropylene helps keep this superhero out of landfills to live another life as food storage containers, cutting boards, outdoor rugs, car parts and more.