Infographic: Plastic Recycling Codes

plastic recycling code 05 marked on plastic

Wondering what those little symbols on plastics mean? Called resin identification codes, they identify the type of plastic the product is made from, which is important to know before an item can be recycled.

 If you want to know which plastics you can toss in your curbside bin, please check with your local recycling service provider, as the types of plastics accepted differ by location.

Here is a quick explanation of what kinds of plastics those codes identify.

list of plastic recycling codes and symbols with short descriptions

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