Recycling Symbols & Logos

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There are many different versions of the basic recycling symbol made of three arrows chasing each other. Here are some:

recycle-arrows-1.gif
recycle-arrows-1
recycle-arrows-2.gif
recycle-arrows-2
recycle-arrows-darkgreen.gif
recycle-arrows-darkgreen
recycle-arrows-green-anime.gif
recycle-arrows-green-anime
recycle-arrows-green.gif
recycle-arrows-green
recycle-arrows-greenblueshadow.gif
recycle-arrows-greenblueshadow
recycle-arrows-greenyellow.gif
recycle-arrows-greenyellow
recycle-arrows-multicolor.gif
recycle-arrows-multicolor
recycle-arrows-rotating-anime.gif
recycle-arrows-rotating-anime
recycle-arrows-transparent-2.gif
recycle-arrows-transparent-2
recycle-arrows-transparent.gif
recycle-arrows-transparent
recycle-arrows-yellow.gif
recycle-arrows-yellow
recycle-circle-green.gif
recycle-circle-green
recycle-circle-greenonblue.gif
recycle-circle-greenonblue
recycle-circle-yellowongreen.gif
recycle-circle-yellowongreen


Click on any file name to view full size graphic in a new page. Then choose "File" - "Save As" to save to your disk

Here are the symbols relating to the various materials you find on common packaging.


PETE

Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene

PETE goes into soft drink, juice, water, detergent, and cleaner bottles. Also used for cooking and peanut butter jars.


HDPE

High Density Polyethylene

High Density Polyethylene HDPE goes into milk and water jugs, bleach bottles, detergent and shampoo. Plastic bags and grocery sacks, motor oil bottles, household cleaners and butter tubs.


PVC

Polyvinyl Cloride

PVC goes into window cleaner, cooking oils, and detergent bottles. Also used for peanut butter jars and water jugs.


LDPE

Low Density Polyethylene

LDPE goes into plastic bags and grocery sacks, dry cleaning bags and flexible film packaging. Also some bottles.


PP

Polypropylene

PP goes into caps, disks, syrup bottles, yogurt tubs, straws and film packaging.


PS

Polystyrene

PS goes into meat trays, egg cartons, plates, cutlery, carry-out containers and clear trays.


OTHER

Other

Includes resins not mentioned above or combinations of plastics.

To save symbols to your disk on PC, right click on the images and choose "Save As". For Mac
hold the mouse button down and choose "Save As".


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