Recycling and Conservation

What is the significance of the recycling symbol?

The familiar recycling symbol consists of three arrows representing the three components of recycling. The three steps are:

  1. Collection and processing of recyclable materials
  2. Use of recyclables by industry to manufacture new products
  3. Consumer purchase of products made from recycled materials


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