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So many plastics, so many symbols!

I don't think I'm alone when I say that types of plastic and the symbols displayed on plastics confuse me!

It's a real challenge. Can I recycle it? Where? And what's the ease of recycling when it reaches the recycling point...? I, like many, don't know enough. Only 73% of us knew that the Mobius Loop (the three arrows looped into a triangle) means something can be recycled. 

The majority of plastics that are commonly used are oil-based synthetic polymers, but they take a whole load of different forms for a whole load of different uses. 

Time to do our revision!

 

References: Which? Magazine, August 2018. National Geographic, June 2018.



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