Plastic Recycling Symbols

Article by the sustainability Expert: Neville Chamunorwa

Most plastic goods are stamped with the recycling symbol that features three arrows forming the shape of a triangle. Inside the triangle, there will be a number between 1 and 7 known as the resin code. This code indicates the type of plastic, and thus how recyclable the item is.
Let’s take a look at each plastic type along with the respective resin codes.

 

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