All plastics are safe to reuse. You can reuse the water bottle you got by putting more water in it. There has been discussion of the safety in reusing some bottles, when left in the sun, but they are safe is you avoid leaving the bottle in direct sunlight for long periods of time, and those dangers are still unconfirmed. Or you can reuse a sandwich bag multiple times. They make the “disposable” food storage containers, but people widely use and reuse them over and over.
On the number scale from 1-7:
1, 2 and 6 are recyclable.
3, 4, 5, and 7 usually are not. The reasons are:
“Polyvinyl chloride, used for plastic pipes, shower curtains, medical tubing, vinyl dashboards, are number 3. Numbers 4 (wrapping films, grocery and sandwich bags, etc) and 5 (polypropylene containers used in Tupperware, among other products)” are usually not recycled at municipal recycling ceners.
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