Green Ant Industries Ltd are experts in the field of plastic recycling and have an extensive network of plastic recycling associates to help us facilitate plastic recycling in the UK. Through these plastic recycling associates we can offer a wide range of plastic recycling services for all plastic types.


Particularly to help consumers with polymer identification for plastic recycling purposes, many plastic products are today marked with a plastics recycling marking system. However this system only covers the 6 major polymer groups which are currently being recycled on a widespread basis. Hundreds of other plastic types are simply marked as “Others”.


Below is a more detailed list of some of the other thermoplastics and thermoplastic rubbers which can be and are recycled by Green Ant.


Green Ant will be happy to help you identify any plastic waste that you may have for disposal / recycling and to provide you with a no obligation quotation for buying or recycling those plastics.


Plastic Types and Abbreviations


Common Name

ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
ASA Acrylate Styrene Acrylonitrile
CA Cellulose Acetate
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol
HDPE (PE-HD) High Density Polyethylene
HIPS High Impact Polystyrene
LDPE (PE-LD) Low Density Polyethylene
LLDPE (PE-LLD) Linear Low Density Polyethylene
MDPE (PE-MD) Medium Density Polyethylene
PA6 Polyamide (Nylon) Type 6
PA11 Polyamide (Nylon) Type 11
PA12 Polyamide (Nylon) Type 12
PA66 Polyamide (Nylon) Type 66
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate
PC Polycarbonate
PEEK Polyether Ether Ketone
PE Polyethylene
PMMA Polymethyl Methacrylate (Acrylic)
POM Polyoxymethylene (Acetal)
PPO Polyphenylene Oxide
PP Polypropylene
PPN Polypropylene
PPC Polypropylene Copolymer
PPH Polypropylene Homopolymer
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
PVC-C Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride
PVC-P Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride
PVC-U (uPVC) Unplasticised Polyvinly Chloride
SAN Stryrene Acrylonitrile Copolymer
TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer
TPO Thermoplastic Olefin
TPU Thermoplastic Polyurethane
TPR Thermoplastic Rubber


Green Ant Plastic Recycling buy and sell all different types of plastics and can facilitate the recycling of those plastics through our newtork of plastic recycling associates.


Contacting Green Ant Plastic Recycling


To find out more about how Green Ant can help you with all of your plastic recycling and plastic waste management requirements, please call on the above number or send us your details via our Contact Form.