Waste, Recycling & EthicsUpdated: July 6th, 2017
Plastic recycling symbols
The table indicates international symbols and labelling to identify the type of plastics used in manufacturing and packaging; most councils only collect certain types; most commonly types 1 and 2.
July 2017: Cornwall are about to collect most solid types as long as they are not black?
|Plastic symbols and their meanings|
|Polyethylene Terepthalate (PETE)|
Polyester (PET), Terylene, Dacron
Soft drinks bottles, hummus pots.
|High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)|
Blue (water) pipe, Dustbins, Petrol Cans
Detergent containers, Milk bottles,
|V, PV or PVC|
DO NOT USE
Low Density Polyethylene
Coarse rope, Nut butter tubs
All other resins and multi-materials