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Posts for January 2015

What does the number on plastic mean?

Have you ever looked at the bottom of your old plastic containers and wondered what the number surrounded by the circle of arrows could possibly mean? The Resin Identification Coding System was developed in 1988 to classify plastics into different recycling categories. Read on to learn not only what these numbers signify, but also what product the container you are tossing into the recycle bin could eventually become.

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