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Universal Recycling Symbol

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The universal recycling symbol (U+2672 ♲ universal recycling symbol or U+267B ♻ black universal recycling symbol in Unicode) is an internationally recognized symbol used to designate recyclable materials.

It is composed of three mutually chasing arrows that form a Mobius strip (an unending single-sided looped surface).


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Recycling Codes.

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