Category / Material Symbol Explanation
Glass
♺ 70 General recycling symbol for transparent glass
♺ 71 General recycling symbol for green glass
♺ 72 General recycling symbol for brown glass
A silhouette recycling a bottle Glass Tidyman, commonly used in Europe
A silhouette recycling a bottle French symbol for glass recycling (Verre Recyclable)
VE Italian symbol for glass (vetro) recycling.
⬡ Italian symbol for container recycling, material is written inside the hexagon, if absent the default is glass.
A bottle and a glass pot Swiss Recycling symbol for glass recycling.
Glass Recycles Glass Packaging Institute recycling symbol
유리 Korean symbol for glass recycling.
A bottle and a glass pot Glass recycling symbol from Migros
Paper
♺ 22 General recycling symbol for paper
紙 Japanese symbol for paper recycling.
종이 Korean symbol for paper recycling.
Pile of Paper, bound Swiss Recycling symbol for paper recycling.
Papier / Papier / Carta Symbol for paper recycling from the Verband der Schweizerischen Zellstoff-, Papier- und Kartonindustrie (ZPK) .
Pile of Paper, bound Paper recycling symbol from Migros
Cardboard
♺ 20 General recycling symbol for cardboard
Cardboard box Corrugated recycles symbol, defined by the International Corrugated Case Association.
RESY Symbol for RESY (a german organisation) cardboard recycling
Cardboard box Swiss Recycling symbol for cardboard recycling.
Karton / Carton / Cartone Symbol for cardboard recycling from the Verband der Schweizerischen Zellstoff-, Papier- und Kartonindustrie (ZPK) .
Cardboard box Cardboard recycling symbol from Migros
Aluminium
♺ 41 General recycling symbol for aluminium
♺ ALU Generic aluminium recycling symbol
ALU CEN (an European recycling organisation) aluminium recycling symbol
アルミ Japanese aluminium recycling symbol
알루미늄 Korean aluminium recycling symbol
AL Portugese aluminium recycling symbol
ALU Igora (a Swiss recycling organisation) aluminium recycling symbol
ACC Italian symbol for aluminium recycling.
ACC Italian symbol for aluminium liquid container.
Iron / Steel
♺ 40 General recycling symbol for iron
A magnet and a can CEN (European recycling organisation) steel recycling symbol
ステール Japanese recycling symbol for steel
철 Korean recycling symbol for steel
Steel Recycling Institute symbol Steel Recycling Institute symbol
A magnet and a can Ferro-Recycling (Swiss metal recycling organisation) recycling symbol for steel
ACC Italian symbol for steel (acciaio) recycling.
ACC Italian symbol for steel (acciaio) liquid container.
A magnet and a can Steel recycling symbol from Migros
Stahlblech / Tôle d'Acier 🧲 Swiss Recycling symbol with material indication (white metal).

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