February 15, 2016

Additional plastic bottles/containers can be recycled

The Sustainability Office is announcing that “Plastics 1-6” bottles and containers may be deposited in mixed recycling bins around campus. In addition to accepting metals, glass, and plastic bottles and containers with recycling symbols 1 and 2 on them, plastics with recycling symbols 3 through 6 are now permitted.

Numerical recycling symbols are found at the bottom of most plastic containers – the symbol is a number that ranges from 1 to 7, inside a three-arrow triangle. If there are any questions, the Sustainability Office is on the first floor at the south end of the Student Center.  For more news and tips, visit the Sustainability Office website, on Facebook at SIU Sustainability or Twitter at @SIUsustain