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What do the recycle arrows mean?

The three green arrows going in a triangle simply means that it's capable of being recycled. Sometimes, the symbol will come with a percentage in the middle, signifying how much of it has been made from recycled materials.

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Simply so, what do the 3 arrows mean in recycling?

Meaning of the recycling symbol Each of the three arrows can represent one step in a three-step process that forms a closed loop, the recycling loop. The first step represents collection of materials to be recycled. The third step is the actual purchase and use of the products made from the recycled materials.

One may also ask, what do the chasing arrows mean? The well-recognized “chasing arrows” symbol we see on plastic containers and products does not mean the product is recyclable. The little number inside the triangle tells the real story. For example, water bottles that display a three or a five cannot be recycled in most jurisdictions in the US.

Just so, what symbols mean you can recycle?

Recycling Symbols Decoded

  • #1 – Polyethylene Terephthalate. The easiest plastic to recycle and most commonly found in plastic water/soda bottles and some food packaging.
  • #2 – High Density Polyethylene.
  • #3 – Polyvinyl.
  • #4 – Low Density Polyethylene.

What does the 2 arrows in a circle mean?

Almost half of those surveyed thought that the 'green dot' symbol – a circle of two intertwined arrows – meant that the product is recyclable, when it actually means that the manufacturer has paid into a scheme that supports recyclable packaging and systems.

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