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Date: Tue, 28 Jul 98 15:20 WET DST From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: Recycling logs standards for plastic parts
July 28, 1998
In the US, whether the materials are made from virgin or recycled resins, the symbol is not with the past but with the future: recyclability will be based on identification of the resin in the future.
As to the Benelux countries: If they are using the triangular chasing arrows surrounding the 1-7 numerical system of SPI, then they are using the same system.
However, there are different European codings instituted.
I don't know if they correspond to the SPI codes, but both Germany and France did have codings for recyclable materials, especially for plastics in the early part of this decade. I would get in touch with the International Solid Wastes Assn. to find out the status of these and other coding systems.
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