Every product you purchase these days seems to be plastered with different kinds of logos and symbols in an attempt to ensure you recognize it as environmentally friendly. Understanding different recycling logos can be confusing, so in this article we're going to walk you through what certain plastic, glass and aluminum recycling logo mean and how to know if they'll be accepted by your waste processor. If you're interested in understanding more about recycling or are looking to enquire about some recycling services you've come to the right place! Click here today to see how Panda Environmental can help.
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These are some of the most common forms of recycling logos that you'll find printed on most products that contain plastics. While they all have the same similar look about them, the number that you'll find in the middle along with the letters on the bottom are actually indicators of different types of plastic. At naturalsociety.com, you can find a great guide that helps to explain each of these plastic types and information on their usage. We'll provide you with a basic outline, but for more information you can check out their article here. Here's an outline of what each of the different numbers and letters means:
There are actually 2 symbols that you'll find for aluminum recycling. One of the symbols is very similar to the plastic symbols so it can often be easy to misinterpret, especially if the item contains both plastics and aluminum. Aluminum recycling has actually become one of the more popular metals to recycle in recent years and, according to greenliving.com, in some places over 95% of aluminum is recycled. Contact your local waste management company to discuss you aluminum recycling options.
There are a few different logos that you can find for glass recyclables but this logo, which was developed by the Glass Packaging Institute, is becoming widely used to encourage people to recycle items such as glass jars or bottles. Often times you'll find that most glass products actually have no recycling logos at all, however, they're generally all recyclable, especially containers used for food or drink. If you're unsure whether or not a glass item can be recycled, contact your local waste management company.
There are several different logos used to let a customer know that the product they're purchasing is made from recycled material. Generally, most will use the straight forward reduce/reuse/recycle logo that everyone is accustomed to, however, sometimes people create their own way to inform the customer or just let them know through text. Purchasing items made of recycled material is always a great choice for both the economy and yourself as these products are generally considered safer to use.
The safest thing to do is contact your local community recycling pick up to see if your item is able to be picked up curbside. If they tell you that they're unable to pick it up then your next step would be to contact a local waste management company such as Panda Environmental. They'll be able to help you determine the right course to having the item recycled and are often able to help you in the recycling process. You can also find a lot of information on what items will be accepted by your local landfill on your local town webpage.
Panda Environmental has been a leader in responsible waste management and recycling solutions for over 15 years. We are able to service all waste needs, including recycling services. Click here for a list of all of the waste management and recycling solutions that we provide.