Plastics vs. the Environment

Plastics "Recycling" Codes:
(only plastics #1 and 2 are commonly recycled)

1PET or PETE(Polyethylene Terephthalate)
2HDPE(High Density Polyethylene)
3V(Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC)
4LDPE(Low Density Polyethylene)
7Other(multi-layered plastics)

General Information

The Problems with Plastics (Ecology Center)'s Plastic page and history of Plastics.

My Plastic-Free Life

Plastics that May Be Harmful to Children and Reproductive Health

Plastic Wraps

Warhurst: Chemicals which have been implicated as hormone disrupters (Phthalates, Alkylphenols, Bisphenol-A and more)


Specific Plastics Polyethylene Polyethylene Terephthalate Migration and Toxicity

Polycarbonate leaches bisphenol-A when heated ( Colborn: Source)