Infographic: Plastic Recycling Codes
You’ve seen them on your plastics, the chasing arrows with a number in the middle. But do you know what they mean? While some people call them plastic recycling codes, they are actually 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.
Here is a quick explanation of what kinds of plastics the resin identification codes identify.
Originally published on June 5, 2018, this post was updated in February 2022.