Brazilian Technical Symbology for Identifying Materials

Environment and Sustainability Committee

According to ABNT’s Technical Standard published on 06/14/2013, NBR 16182:2013 – Wrapping and packaging – Notations for guidance on selective disposal and for material identification, the Technical Notations for Selective Disposal shall start to characterize the disposal of dry waste (packaging and other recyclables) separately from moist waste (food remainders).

This process meets the parameters of PNRS’s regulations and should be aligned throughout Brazil. The notation can be applied with or without statement “Selective Disposal” and must be accompanied by the corresponding material identification notation.

This notation, which shall set up the Industry Covenant between ABRE and MMA, must appear on the packages of products of consumer goods, except in those which by law require a particular collection. The standard provides a period of adjustment for the packages that use the original notation.

Adopt this symbology and contribute towards the growth of recycling in Brazil!

Download the technical symbology for recycling.

JPG Illustrator Corel Draw
Símbolo Descarte Seletivo
Selective discard
Selective discard
Alumínio
Aluminun
Aço
Steel
Vidro
Glass
Papel Reciclável
Paper
PET
PEAD
PVC
PEBD
PP
PS
Other