Did you know that there are seven classifications of plastic, as classified by the EPA? Do you know what those plastics are or how to tell what kind your container is made of? Well, lucky for you, I’m here to help.
The Environmental Protection Agency is charged with doing things that, theoretically, protect the environment. Like all government institutions, they are generally inept at their jobs. This is because, like nearly all government agencies, half of the EPA’s work force knows what they’re doing and the other half is upper management. Lucky for us, the half that knows what they’re doing are the ones who made these classifications for plastic.