Because of its versatility, durability, and recyclability, LDPE is considered a “green” plastic. And while some plastics are simply burned off into energy, others are turned into products we use every day. For example, LDPE can be processed into bottles, bags, trays, and film.
High density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic comes from crude oil. It is one of the most versatile materials around. It is an engineering grade material that is widely used in manufacturing products like plastic chemical bottles, milk jugs and shampoo containers. Due to its durability and low cost, HDPE is often used in consumer goods as well.