What do the different numbers on plastic items stand for?
Almost all plastic items are marked with a number inside the symbol of three arrows chasing each other. These are known as Plastic Recycling Codes. Plastic recycling codes help identify the constituent raw materials of a particular item or product which helps categorize plastics into 7 major categories.
These different numbers or plastic recycling codes on the plastic items, help recyclers quickly learn about the plastics biodegradability or how likely is the plastic to leech.
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