If you take a close look at the bottom of a plastic bottle or jar, you might notice a symbol consisting of a number surrounded by a triangle or three arrows in the shape of a triangle—this is called the resin identification code. Many people think that this symbol means that the package can be recycled. In fact, the code is intended solely to identify resin content. A resin identification code does not mean the package can be recycled.
For more information visit the RecycleBC website.