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What do those plastic recycling symbols mean?

September 21st, 2012

Episode 979 of 1145 episodes

A typical recycling symbol on plastic looks like a triangle made of arrows. There are seven different types of plastic indicated by the symbols. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn the difference between each of these plastic types.

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