Household Recycling Symbols

Recycling symbol 1 PETE

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE)

Commonly used in soft drink, juice and water containers.
Recycling symbol 2 HDPE

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Commonly used in opaque plastic milk and water jugs.
Recycling symbol 3 V

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or V)

Commonly used for cling wrap.
Recycling symbol 4 LDPE

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

Commonly used in grocery store bags and plastic wraps.
Recycling symbol 5 PP

Polypropylene (PP)

Commonly used in “cloudy” plastic containers such as baby bottles.
Recycling symbol 6 PS

Polystyrene (PS)

Commonly used in disposable cups and Styrofoam.
Recycling symbol 7 Other


Usually polycarbonate. Commonly used in most plastic baby bottles, clear plastic sippy cups and water bottles.