Recycling Advice

If you would like to recycle your packaging materials you will need to determine what is the type of material and if the material can be recycled.

The following symbols are displayed on packaging and will assist you in identifying what the material is and if it is suitable for recycling:

Glass

Recyclable Glass Logo
Please put this in a bottle bank.

Aluminium

Recyclable Aluminium Logo
Recyclable aluminium.

Steel

Recyclable Steel

Mobius Loop

General Recyclable Logo
This is capable of being recycled.

Mobius Loop with Percentage

Logo for items that are Partialy Recycled
This contains x% of recycled material. However, use of this symbol is voluntary. Some goods contain recycled material but do not carry this symbol. Recycled content does not mean it is necessarily better for the environment and it is often inappropriate, particularly for packaging used for food, toiletries and cosmetics.

Green Dot

The Green Dot Recycle Logo
This shows that a fee has been paid for the recovery of the packaging in some European countries. In the UK this symbol is a trademark and companies using the symbol must be registered for its use, un-registered users could face enforcement action as this would be a breach of the trade mark.

Tidyman

The Tidyman logo - Do not litter
Dispose of this carefully and thoughtfully. Do not litter.

Plastics

This identifies the type of plastic.
Polyethylene Terepthalate Logo Polyethylene Terepthalate
High Density Polyethylene Logo High Density Polyethylene
PVC Logo PVC
Low Density Polyethylene Logo Low Density Polyethylene
Polypropylene Logo Polypropylene
Polystyrene logo Polystyrene
Logo for all other resins and multi-materials All other resins and multi-materials

In addition the following links will be useful in identifying local recycling facilities:

Directgov