Nevada Public Health and Safety

Sec. § 444.437
Symbols required; maintenance of list of symbols; copy of list to be provided upon request.


The symbol required by NRS 444.436 must consist of:


A number placed within a triangle of arrows; and


Letters placed below the triangle of arrows.
Ê The triangle must be equilateral, formed by three arrows with the apex of each point of the triangle at the midpoint of each arrow, rounded with a short radius. The arrowhead of each arrow must be at the midpoint of each side of the triangle with a short gap separating the arrowhead from the base of the adjacent arrow. The triangle formed by the arrows must depict a clockwise path around the number.


The following letters and numbers must be used to indicate the following plastic resins:


“PETE” and “1” to indicate polyethylene terephthalate.


“HDPE” and “2” to indicate high density polyethylene.


“V” and “3” to indicate vinyl.


“LDPE” and “4” to indicate low density polyethylene.


“PP” and “5” to indicate polypropylene.


“PS” and “6” to indicate polystyrene.


“OTHER” and “7” to indicate all other plastic resins.


A plastic bottle or rigid plastic container with a base cup or other component of a material different from the basic material used in making the bottle or container may, if the materials are compatible in recycling systems, bear the symbol indicating its basic material even if the symbol is applied to the base cup of the secondary material. If the materials are not compatible, the bottle or container shall bear the symbol “7” or “OTHER.”


The State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall:


Maintain a list of the symbols; and


Provide a copy of that list to any person upon request.

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Feb. 5, 2021