The majority of plastic cutting boards are made from a plastic resin known as HDPE, or high-density polyethylene. This is the same as the No. 2-marked plastic found in items like plastic detergent bottles. When it comes to cutting boards, HDPE boards are the preferred choice because they can be sanitized and used to keep food prep healthy. But what you may not know is that HDPE is also recyclable. When it's time to replace your plastic cutting board, simply toss it into the recycling bin. Because it's the same resin as No. 2-marked plastics, it can be recycled and turned into other products.
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