I have recently discovered the community where my Dad lives takes #7 PLA. Now my cynical nature says they likely don’t recycle anything and it all goes to somewhere but laying that aside.
Plastic codes: #1 PETE (PETG)
#2 HDPE (high-density polyethylene)
#3 V (PVC Vinyl)
#4 LDPE (low-density polyethylene)
#5 PP (polypropylene)
#7 Other (PLA and bio degradable plastics)
ABS has its own.
So I have been wondering to give waste plastic the best chance of actually being recycled (cynicism aside) it needs its code. It is made mostly of support material and skirts and such. I have been thinking that melting the waste parts in an oven (plastic and petg should be ok others I don’t think I want it in my oven) and make it into a blob of some sort. I had planned on printing the recycling symbol and pressing that print into the blob after it is removed.
Has anyone else given thought to this?