just wondering should you reuse plastic containers like butter cartons water bottles if they are bio degradable. please help.
Most plastics are not biodegradable. Polystyrene is one of the plastics that is most used for containers. Plastics that advertise the ability to biodegrade are only in controlled situations. Sitting in most landfills plastics will still be around hundreds and thousand of years from now.
If you feel like you want to recycle, reusing would be good. The recycleable plastics do so in perfect anaerobic enviroments. Landfills are not such environments.
I wrote a hub about container gardening, where I suggested reusing old plastic containers. However, there are caveats - you shouldn't use anything made from PVC (PVC is marked with a "3" in a recycling symbol), or anything marked with a "7" (which is "mixed plastic" - i.e. an unknown quantity!)
Guide to the different types of plastic:
http://www.healthobservatory.org/librar … fid=102202
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