The Triman symbol was implemented into French law and came into effect from 1 January 2015. The Triman symbol should be placed on any recyclable household packaging or product affected by Extended Producer Responsibility in France.
Three elements make up the symbol, which are inseparable:
- Human silhouette which represents the consumer
- Three arrows which symbolise sorting to allow for better waste treatment
- Circular background which symbolises recycling
The Green Dot is a widely recognised symbol in many European Countries. It signifies that for each piece of packaging, a financial contribution has been paid to a national packaging recovery organisation. The Green Dot is a mandatory trade mark in some countries, which means that the first person to place packaging onto the market must pay a licence fee to use the Green Dot in that country and ensure that the Green Dot is printed on their packaging.
The Green Dot is a registered and protected trademark in the UK, but has no other specific meaning for UK consumers.
By using your mobile device, AR-Code lets you add a digital dimension made by interactive contents to the real world around you. To view these you need to download the application, look for the AR-Code Stamp or discover which item is made alive by AR-Code (magazine page, packaging, cinema billboard, retail sign, sticker or even a building), point at the item, download the contents and, in just a few seconds, interact with a range of videos, sounds, games and information that appear in Augmented Reality on your device’s screen.
Symbols on Batteries
Best before / Use by / Sell by Dates
C E Marking
Packaging that displays the mobius loop is capable of being recycled. However, please be aware that this symbol does not necessarily mean that the material can be recycled in the UK.
Mobius Loop with %
If packaging displays this mobius loop it contains x% of recycled material. Use of this symbol is voluntary. Not all packaging with recycled material content carries this symbol.
QR Code stands for quick response code. You can use a barcode application on your mobile phone to scan the QR Code and you will then be taken to a website containing further information or an SMS message.
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.
Seedling Compostable Logo
The ‘seedling’ is the registered trademark of Europea Bioplastics. Products certified to be industrially compostable according to the European standard EN 13432/1495 may bear the ‘seedling’ logo.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Please visit the FSC website for further details on sustainable wood and the logo: www.fsc-uk.org