Plastics Common in Electronic Products

The different plastics come in as a mixed fraction from all the products we collect. To be recyclable, these different kinds first need to be separated from one another. A process that delivers a mixture of plastics gives post-recycled material of inferior quality.

Read a more in-depth description of the process of plastic recycling here.

Polypropylene (PP)

Durable, transparent, resistant to chemical stress. Commonly used for: toys, textiles, food containers and electronics.

Polyethene (PE)

Durable, elastic, does not absorb water. Commonly used for: cables and pipes, plastic bags and cling film, toys, kitchen utensils and electronics.

Polystyrene (PS)

Hard and rigid with heat-isolating properties. Simple plastic products such as single-use plastic cutlery and packaging are made from PS.

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

Easy to shape and vary for different uses. Commonly used for: electronic products such as keyboards and chassis for computers and printers.