To help rigid container designers consider recycling factors, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers has published "Design Guidelines for Plastic Bottle Recycling." Included is a description of the recycling process and recommendations for the six most commonly used bottle resins: polyethylene terephthalate, soda and custom; high-density polyethylene, homopolymer and copolymer; polyvinyl chloride, and polypropylene. Although criticized by some as too simplistic, many observers ...

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