Can the bottles containing disinfectant be recycled?
I believe that every household has disinfectant, so can the bottles containing disinfectant at home be recycled?
First of all, there are two types of disinfectants commonly used at home: one is 84 disinfectant (also known as bleach), and the other is clothes sterilization disinfectant. The main active ingredient of 84 disinfectant is sodium hypochlorite. The generation of hypochlorous acid in the water has a strong oxidizing effect on the cells of microorganisms, destroying the ecological environment in the cells and causing cell death. The strong oxidizing properties of hypochlorous acid can also cause the polymer of organic pigments to be oxidized and lose their color. As a result, 84 disinfectant is sometimes used as a bleaching agent. Hypochlorous acid has a pungent smell, so we can easily smell the smell of 84 disinfectant. The main effective ingredient of the commonly used clothes disinfectant is p-chloro-m-xylenol, which achieves the sterilization effect by denaturing protein, and has the killing effect on most Gram-positive and negative bacteria, fungi and molds. The general dosage is 1 bottle cap to 1-2L of water. Because it is slightly soluble in water, when diluted with water, we will see that the solution becomes milky white and opaque. Para-chloro-m-xylenol is not oxidizing like 84, and it is relatively less irritating to the human body, so it is mostly used for disinfection of textiles and skin.
In addition, the 84 disinfectant bottles are mostly opaque PE materials, which belong to the PE bottles in the Aobei 14 classification. There are two kinds of clothes disinfectant bottles, transparent PET material and opaque PE material, which belong to PET bottle and PE bottle respectively.
However, due to the special nature of the disinfectant, although both materials can be recycled, it must be ensured that the bottles are rinsed clean before recycling and there is no residue.