Recycling symbols and what they mean..
Posted on June 11 2019
Do you get confused by what you can and can't recycle? It feels that this years key drive in the UK is to reduce the amount of single use plastic we use. However, its a bit of a minefield on what is recyclable, what's biodegradable, what's compostable and what actually isn't recyclable and needs to be sent to landfill.
In the UK most packaging has "on-pack" recycling labels, these should help guide you on what to do with the packaging once you've finished with it. Below are a few of the key symbols you might see:
The on-pack recycling labels are the work of Recycle Now, a national recycling campaign for England, supported and funded by Government. Recycle Now’s logo is the basis for all OPRLs and should be easily recognisable.