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.
Durable, transparent, resistant to chemical stress. Commonly used for: toys, textiles, food containers and electronics.
Durable, elastic, does not absorb water. Commonly used for: cables and pipes, plastic bags and cling film, toys, kitchen utensils and electronics.
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.