Recycling Codes – Part 5 : Metal and Plant Materials

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The numbers 40-49 are reserved for metals.

There are only two numbers that are used widely:

#40 FE is for Steel, which is an iron based material. Fe is the chemical symbol for iron.

#41 ALU is for Aluminum

Plant Materials are split up between Wood (#50-#59) and Fibers (#60-#69). These are the commonly used codes:

#50 FOR Wood

#51 FOR Cork

#60 COT or TEX Cotton

#61 TEX Jute

Please see the following articles for other codes:

https://sewandso.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/plastic-resin-codes/

https://sewandso.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/recycling-codes-part-2/

https://sewandso.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/recycling-codes-part-3-batteries/

https://sewandso.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/recycling-codes-part-4-paper/

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