Recycling Symbol for Type-2 Plastics was approved as part of Unicode 3.2 in 2002.
The "♴" emote or the Recycling Symbol for Type-2 Plastics is a symbol used to indicate that a plastic item is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and can be recycled. It was created in 1988 by the Society of the Plastics Industry to help consumers identify which plastics are recyclable. The symbol consists of three arrows forming a triangle, with the number "2" inside, indicating the plastic type.
- Disappointment & Regret:
"I didn't realize that this plastic bag wasn't recyclable until after I used it. I wish I had paid more attention to the (♴) symbol and made a more environmentally-friendly choice."
- Doubt & Skepticism:
"I'm not sure if the (♴) symbol actually makes a difference in promoting plastic recycling. Are people really paying attention to it?"
- Motivation & Inspiration:
"Seeing the (♴) symbol on so many products motivates me to make more environmentally-friendly choices and do my part to reduce plastic waste."