Talk:Recycling codes

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This entire table is presented without a citation. 12:33, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Citations were provided on the original page for the entire list. When this list was moved and spun off to this page, none of my citations were moved along with it. Whilst the creation of its own page is great, we have lost all the references that went with it. Lostinlodos (talk) 14:48, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

I found a list of materials and codes on a page. Unfortunately it is not available in english. It is taken from: Official Journal L 050 , 20/02/1997 P. 0028 - 0031
Zeptomoon (talk) 15:38, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Where does the battery coding scheme (numbers 8-14) come from? It's not in any country-specific scheme I could find (Germany [1] and China [2]) Tim Helper (talk) 12:29, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

There are no International Universal Recycling Codes[edit]

Material Identification is country specific —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:43, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

A brief bit of investigating seems to show the numeric codes appearing in both the Ordinance on the Avoidance and Recovery of Packaging Waste (12 June 1991) (Germany)[3] and Law 11/1997 on Packaging and Packaging Waste ("LERE") (24 April 1997) (Spain); these in turn appear to be derived from somewhere in Directive 94/62/EC (amended by Directive 2004/12/EC) on packaging and packaging waste[4]. There's a lot of text there, though, and I didn't try to find the exact source. In short, I suspect that the numeric codes are EU-specific, and that there is no standard combining them with the universal recycling symbol in the fashion that this article suggests. So this article may well be original research. — Hex (❝?!❞) 17:07, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
These codes (at least the plastics codes one to seven) are also found on Australian and New Zealand plastics and packaging, and on local recycling systems' bins. This makes them International, as for "universal" ... nothing ever is, not even the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is universal. FanRed XN | talk | 11:40, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

The numbers 1-6 are universal as they are based on the original Resin Identification Scheme set up by the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) and that is now maintained by the ASTM in standard D7611 [5] I also found this document [6] which contains a list of codes that (currently?) are universal, but also addresses the differences in coding schemes between countries Tim Helper (talk) 12:23, 28 November 2014 (UTC)


I have a camera package with the usual three arrows surrounding "CB". I'm assuming cardboard? -- Beland (talk) 03:58, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Glass codes[edit]

The glass codes 70,71,72 are in wrong order. 70 should be clear glass, etc. (talk) 21:56, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

FOR = ?[edit]

Comes "FOR" for wood and cork from "Fibers, ORganic" ? --Helium4 (talk) 13:27, 18 August 2013 (UTC) I am adding this sentence for fun. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:40, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

american centric[edit]

This article needs to be expanded - for plastic it is only showing American codes -- I will put in some references. ----Filicias (talk) 10:28, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

According to reference 3 there are only 7 resin id codes in the US - that would make the first table incorrect -- whomever polices this page should delete that row in the table. --Filicias (talk) 10:38, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
I inserted the plastics code that is used by Chinese manufacturers. I think that together with the American codes (which have also been adopted by the European Commission) and Japanese codes (which are not yet in the article, but linked in the "See also" section), they cover the majority of the worldwide codes. So I removed the {{Globalize}} template. Georg Stillfried (talk) 20:51, 18 December 2016 (UTC)