Recycling SymbolsTo help you identify packaging suitable for recycling we have provided this list of Recycling symbols
Mainly bottles and jars, Please rinse and put in the bottle bank.
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.
Typically found on drinks/food cans, this symbol indicates that the packaging is made from recyclable aluminium.
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE
HDPE is semi-rigid and floats in water. Commonly used for milk/water jugs and bleach bottles.
Also found on drinks/food cans to indicate they are made from recyclable steel.
PVC is semi-rigid, glossy and sinks in water. Its uses include detergent/cleanser bottles and piping.
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
LDPE is flexible and not crinkly. Used for bread/sandwich bags, six-pack rings etc.
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.
PP is semi-rigid with a low gloss finish. Commonly use for margarine/butter tubs, straws and screw tops.
Dispose of with care. Do not litter.
Often brittle and glossy. Used for styrofoam, egg cartons and foam cups.
Indicates that a product or part of a product can be recycled where facilities are available.
MOBIUS LOOP WITH PERCENTAGE
Denotes the percentage of recycled material used to manufacture a product.
ALL OTHER RESINS AND MULTI-MATERIALS
Multi-layer plastics are flexible and are used for ketchup and syrup bottles.
The official Europe-wide award given to non-food products which minimise impacts on the environment.
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