Recycling Symbols: 1 – PETE – Polyethylene Terephthalate
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Recycling Symbols: 1 – PETE – Polyethylene Terephthalates

The easiest of plastics to recycle. Often used for soda bottles, water bottles and many common food packages. Is recycled into bottles and polyester fibres.

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Recycling symbols - Did you know....
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Recycling symbols - Did you know....s

Have you ever seen these recycling symbols shown in the image on a single-use plastic bottle, bag or the like? I bet you've thought to yourself, oh it's ok, it's recyclable, that's what the three rotating arrows mean! Ever noticed the little number in the middl...

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Recycling Symbols: 5 – PP – Polypropylene
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Recycling Symbols: 5 – PP – Polypropylenes

Clothing, bottles, tubs and ropes. Can be recycled into fibres.

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Recycling Symbols: 4 – LDPE Low-density Polyethylene
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Recycling Symbols: 4 – LDPE Low-density Polyethylenes

Used for many different kinds of wrapping, grocery bags and sandwich bags and can be recycled into more of the same.

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Recycling Symbols: 3 – PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride
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Recycling Symbols: 3 – PVC – Polyvinyl Chlorides

  Recycling Symbols: 3 – PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride   This stuff is everywhere – pipes, toys, furniture, packaging – you name it. Difficult to recycle and PVC is a major environmental and health threat.  

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Recycling Symbols: 2 – HDPE – High density Polyethylene
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Recycling Symbols: 2 – HDPE – High density Polyethylenes

  Also readily recyclable – Mostly used for packaging detergents, bleach, milk containers, hair care products and motor oil. Is recycled into more Read more

Recycling Symbols: 6 – PS – Polystyrene
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Recycling Symbols: 6 – PS – Polystyrenes

Cups, foam food trays, packing peanuts. Polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam) is a real problem as it’s bulky yet very lightweight and that makes it difficult to recycle. For example, a carload of expanded polystyrene would weigh next to nothing so there’s not a lot of mate...

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Recycling Symbols - To sum it all up!!
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Recycling Symbols - To sum it all up!!s

Last week we posted the final recycling symbol.Currently, there are only 7 symbols, but probably should be more with all the advancements in recycling and also product materials.   If we find any more, we'll be sure to let you know!   We hope that yo...

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Recycling Symbols: 7 – Other
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Recycling Symbols: 7 – Others

Could be a mixture of any and all of the previously mentioned or plastics not readily recyclable such as polyurethane. Avoid it if you can – recyclers generally speaking don’t ...

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