rHDPE is a plastic made from recycled High Density Polythene. HDPE is a relatively hard and impact resistant plastic with a strong resistance to many chemicals and is used in the manufacture of shopping bags, food containers, tanks, cutting boards, and pipes. Due to its strength and versatility HDPE is one of the most commonly used- plastics in the world.

Following use HDPE is sent to a recycling plant where it is sorted, cleaned and broken down into pellets or flakes. These rHDPE pellets or flakes are then reconstituted into rHDPE plastic. 

rHDPE, as a recycled plastic can then be used in the manufacture of plastic products including non-food containers such as bleach bottles, crates, pipes, flower pots, gardening tools, rope, and toys.

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