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Title:
Recycling symbols
Authors:
orbifx
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Topics:
Environment
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Plastics

* Plastics that are generally recycled: 1, 2, 4, 5 * Mostly widely recycled: 1, 2 * Black plastics can't be sorted using infrared technologies and end up in landfill * ♲ means potentially recyclable but hasn't be recycled and might not be accepted by all recyclers * two green interwining arrows mean the manufacturer paid some money to make up for the impact (like that helps)

See also <https://www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge/packaging-symbols-explained>

Numbers

Numbers 1 to 7 inside ♺ are resin code numbers:

1. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) 2. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) 3. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) 4. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), Linear low-density polyethylene (PE-LD) 5. Polypropylene (PP) 6. Polystyrene 7. All other plastics

Resin code numbers: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recycling_codes#List_of_resin_identification_codes_(RIC)_and_codes_defined_by_the_European_Commission>