Plastic Codes Decoded

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Plastic is everywhere. I really applaud those who go without it, like Beth from My Plastic Free Life, because it takes a LOT of effort to keep it out of your home. I have to admit that I’m not even close to eliminating it from my home, though we use only glass and stainless steel for food and beverage storage, which is a start.

I decided to make an infographic about the different plastic codes because I know it can be confusing! (I can’t always keep it straight in my head!)

Here are the plastic codes decoded!

Plastic Codes Decoded

This infographic was based on Healthy Child Healthy World’s articles about knowing your plastics, and how to reduce your use of plastic.

If you change nothing else, please consider changing your water bottle! Get a reusable one instead of buying bottled water, and invest in a glass or stainless steel one. Your health and the earth will thank you!

If you didn’t already know, plastic also exists in microbeads in personal care products – although we are finally starting to see some changes in legislations to remove them. They wreak so much havoc on our beloved ocean life!

A few other useful infographics about plastic:

Truth About Plastic
plastic bags infographic

Did you learn anything new about plastic from these infographics?

Plastic Codes Decoded

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19 Responses

  1. So interesting! It’s hard to get away from plastic but great infographics to make us more informed. I pinned and shared.

  2. This is such great information! Here in our little piece of heaven on Vancouver Island they are militant about recycling and composting. One of our town’s grocery stores has even completely eliminated all plastic bags (they use paper or you bring in your own reusable). I am happy to live in such a pro-active community. However, when traveling to the US (which we do often) I am always shocked and saddened by how many States we come across that don’t recycle! It would be wonderful to see the Western world as a whole be more proactive about reducing plastics and embracing how to properly recycle.

    • That is so wonderful to hear about Vancouver Island, Kim! I agree with you, that when traveling to the States, it can be disheartening to see what’s overflowing in garbage cans.
      However – plastic bag ban in So Cal, and New York has banned styrofoam takeout containers! Every little bit helps!

  3. Love the infographics! We have a plastic bag ban here in So Cal. I have gotten better in remembering to bring my reusable shopping bags with me.

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