Decoding Plastic Recycling Symbols

We’ve all seen the "chasing arrows" symbol on soda bottles, food packaging, cleaner bottles, and plastic bags. When we see that symbol, we know what it means. This plastic item is "recyclable," right? Great! Now, let's find that recycling bin!    

But wait—did we gloss over those arrows, cryptic letters, and numbers too quickly? Let’s unravel the mystery of what those enigmatic characters reveal about plastic recyclability. 

graphic image with DaVinci and recycling symbols