Plastic recycling numbers
The little number inside the triangle tells the real story. PET plastic is recyclable and about 25% of PET bottles in the US today are recycled. Have you ever wondered what the numbers, or recycling symbols mean at the bottom of plastic bottles and containers? Did you know that, The ASTM International Resin Identification Coding System, often abbreviated as the RIC, Plastics must be recycled separately, with like materials, in order to preserve the material’s value and enable its reuse in other products after being recycled. The number broadly refers to the type of plastic used in the product:.