HDPE is well-known for its strength to density ratio, which makes it a great option for manufacturers who are searching for a plastic that is resistant to breaking and cracking. Due to its high level of strength HDPE plastics are used to make a variety of products that are still lightweight, including:
HDPE plastics are built to withstand extreme situations. Their strong and durable nature does not, however, convert easily into inert biomass through the process of biodegradation*. These plastics can persist for hundreds of years, sometimes indefinitely, which contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution.