What can I recycle?

Symbols on Packaging


Packaging symbols can be confusing. This page will help you to understand the meaning behind different packaging labels that are around in the UK.
Did you know that the Green Dot  is NOT a recycling symbol. It is actually a trademark. Click here for more information on the Green Dot.
Use the links below for examples of common labels found on packaging:



Another symbol often displayed on paper and cardboard packaging is the RESY recycling symbol. This symbol guarantees that packaging with this symbol is recyclable and will be accepted by cardboard recyclers.

In order to apply the symbol, you must first have an agreement with Resy. Resy is a German recycling system and the agreement can be viewed here. Once the agreement with Resy is in place a unique number is provided, which is then applied next to the symbol. The Resy applies to secondary and transit paper and card packaging.