Say so long to recycling code arrows – USAPosted on June 16, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
The RIC (Resin Identifier Code) — Nos. 1-7 inside three chasing arrows — appears on the bottom of plastic packaging. It was never intended to advertise a package’s recyclability, only to identify resin content. But the chasing-arrows symbol, which is often associated with recycling, confused some consumers. By replacing the arrows with a triangle, the code “helps bring focus back to the system’s core mission: resin identification and quality control prior to recycling,” ASTM said in a news release.