Recycling symbols and their meaning
This international symbol indicates that the materials from which a product has been manufactured can be recycled. When the ring appears with a percentage symbol in the middle (%), it means that the specified percentage will be recyclable.
The Green Dot symbol was created in 1991 in Germany. In 1994 the Member States decided to make it the mark for the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. Products bearing it comply with Law 11/97 on Packaging and Packaging Waste.
The 7 symbols of plastic
Another of the most international symbols, the Green Dot, was created in 1991 in Germany and was also adopted by other EU countries. In 1994, the Member States decided to make it the mark for the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
HAZARDOUS WASTEIts containers are red and products such as aerosols, insecticides, used oils, etc. are deposited here, as well as all waste considered to be hazardous.so, as you will see, almost everything we throw away on a daily basis has its own symbol, which indicates whether it is recyclable and what product it is. Knowing the meaning of these symbols will make the task of recycling more bearable and, above all, will make us aware of the importance of minimizing our ecological footprint and caring for the environment through the act of recycling.
Packaging or products bearing these symbols remind us that they can be or have been recycled, and provide us with information as diverse as the type of material from which they are made, or the specific place where they should be deposited for convenient recycling. Thanks to this, consumers can become aware of the importance of recycling, a habit that helps to save energy, raw materials and in the waste collection and disposal process.
A Green Dot packaging means that your responsible company complies with Law 11/97 on Packaging and Packaging Waste. In other words, it is guaranteed that when it becomes waste, this packaging will be recycled and recovered, normally through the Integrated Packaging Waste Management System (SIG), managed by Ecoembes. Specifically, the containers that can carry this symbol are plastic, metal containers and Brik type containers; cardboard and paper; and glass.
The Green Dot symbol was created in 1991 by the private German non-profit company Duales System Deutschland AG. It was subsequently adopted by other European Union countries, and in 1994 the Member States decided to make it the mark for the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
PET plastic is one of the plastics we find most frequently in water bottles, juices, beverages and textiles, it is also the plastic that most recycle points and grassroots recyclers receive, and one of the easiest to replace, it is enough to start using a reusable bottle to begin to stop using PET.
PET was first produced in 1941 to be used as a textile fiber to help make up for the wartime shortage of cotton. In the 1950s it was used in the food industry as an ambassador, and its production became widespread in the 1970s when it began to be used as a rigid container for beverages and carbonated water.
It is generally known for its use in pipes, but it can also be found in oil bottles, shampoo, medicine containers, meat packaging, sausages, tablecloths, to name a few. PVC is considered toxic due to the use of chlorine in its manufacture, and also emanates vinyl chloride, which can pass into liquids (pipes or water bottles) as the temperature rises.