Recycling Symbol Meaning

What is Recycling Symbol:

The recycling symbol is an international sign used to inform that a product has been made with recycled or recyclable material. It is also used to identify recycling points distributed throughout cities and towns.

This icon was designed by architect Gary Anderson (Hawaii, 1945) for a competition regarding the first celebration of the Earth day (April 22) in 1970. The contest was called and organized by the company Container Corporation of America, dedicated to making boxes with recycled cardboard.

Part of the criteria established for the participants were the following: simplicity, intelligibility of the logo at any printing scale and use of black and white colors. A condition of the contest was that the logo had to be in the public domain.

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