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Recycling Symbols

To help you identify packaging suitable for recycling we have provided this list of Recycling symbols
Glass recycling

GLASS

Mainly bottles and jars, Please rinse and put in the bottle bank.

POLYETHYLENE TEREPTHALATE

POLYETHYLENE TEREPTHALATE

These Polymer Identification Codes help the consumer to differentiate between various types of plastic. PET is rigid, transparent, glossy and sinks in water. Used mostly for plastic drinks bottles.

ALUMINIUM

ALUMINIUM

Typically found on drinks/food cans, this symbol indicates that the packaging is made from recyclable aluminium.

HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE

HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE

HDPE is semi-rigid and floats in water. Commonly used for milk/water jugs and bleach bottles.

Steel recycling

STEEL

Also found on drinks/food cans to indicate they are made from recyclable steel.

POLYVINYL CHLORIDE

POLYVINYL CHLORIDE

PVC is semi-rigid, glossy and sinks in water. Its uses include detergent/cleanser bottles and piping.

NAPM APPROVED RECYCLED PAPER MARK

NAPM APPROVED RECYCLED PAPER MARK

Products bearing this symbol must be manufactured from a minimum 75% paper and board waste, no part of which should contain mill produced waste.

LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE

LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE

LDPE is flexible and not crinkly. Used for bread/sandwich bags, six-pack rings etc.

WOOD

WOOD

The trademark of the Forest Stewardship Council indicates that the wood used in a product came from a forest managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards.

POLYPROPYLENE

POLYPROPYLENE

PP is semi-rigid with a low gloss finish. Commonly use for margarine/butter tubs, straws and screw tops.

TIDYMAN

TIDYMAN

Dispose of with care. Do not litter.

POLYSTYRENE

POLYSTYRENE

Often brittle and glossy. Used for styrofoam, egg cartons and foam cups.

MOBIUS LOOP

MOBIUS LOOP

Indicates that a product or part of a product can be recycled where facilities are available.

MOBIUS LOOP WITH PERCENTAGE

MOBIUS LOOP WITH PERCENTAGE

Denotes the percentage of recycled material used to manufacture a product.

ALL OTHER RESINS AND MULTI-MATERIALS

ALL OTHER RESINS AND MULTI-MATERIALS

Multi-layer plastics are flexible and are used for ketchup and syrup bottles.

EUROPEAN ECOLABEL

EUROPEAN ECOLABEL

The official Europe-wide award given to non-food products which minimise impacts on the environment.

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