The universal recycling symbol contains three "chasing arrows."
Each of these arrows represents a process in the "recycling loop." One
of the arrows represents recycling-separating recyclable materials from
the trash and putting them into the appropriate recycling containers for
collection. Another arrow represents the manufacturing process. This is
when the materials that you separate for recycling are made into new products.
And finally, the last arrow represents buying recycled. This is when you,
the consumer, purchase products that are made with recycled materials.
If we buy products made with recycled materials, then we
create a demand for the materials that we recycle in Montgomery County.
So in order to keep recycling working, we must buy recycled — and
it's easy to do.
buy products made with recycled materials look for this symbol. When you
see this symbol on a package, then you know that product was made with
You can find products made with recycled materials in your
local grocery store, hardware store and office supply store. Aluminum
and bi-metal cans, glass bottles and jars and some plastic containers
such as laundry soap containers are made with recycled materials. In addition,
you can buy other products such as paper, pencils, carpeting, clothing
and much more that are made with recycled materials. Just read the label.
Multi-Family Residents in Montgomery County: Let's pledge
to recycle and buy recycled to close the recycling loop and help protect
the Earth's environment and natural resources.