7 Things to Know About Recycling the Right Way

Are you ready to dive into the world of recycling and make a positive impact on Mother Earth? We know you strive to be eco-conscious in your daily life, especially if you're rocking Dooeys! Let's unravel the mysteries of recycling symbols in the U.S. with a dash of fun and a sprinkle of green knowledge.

Recycling Basics

The Basics: Know Your Recycling Symbols

Ever wondered what those little triangles on your plastic items mean? Time to crack the code! The numbers inside these triangles, ranging from 1 to 7, show the type of plastic. For instance, #1 is for PET (think water bottles), while #2 is for HDPE (that sturdy milk jug).

♻️ The Universal Recycling Symbol: It's Everywhere!

That cute chasing arrows symbol? It's the universal recycling symbol, and it means the item is recyclable. But wait, there's a catch! The symbol doesn't guarantee that your local recycling facility will accept it. Always check with your recycling guidelines.

Compostable vs. Biodegradable: Not Quite the Same Thing

Sure, they both sound earth-friendly, but there's a difference. Compostable items break down into nutrient-rich compost. Biodegradable items break down into smaller pieces. So, compostable is the real MVP here! Check out our resource tip, “Composting for Beginners" to begin your composting journey.

♻️♻️ Double Recycling Arrows: It's Recycled!

If you spot two interlocking arrows, congrats! The item is made from recycled materials. It's like giving a high-five to sustainability. Embrace it!

♻️♻️♻️ Three Arrows in a Triangle: Recyclable Packaging**

When you see three arrows arranged in a triangle, it means the packaging is recyclable and made from recycled materials too. It's like the superhero of eco-friendly packaging!

The Chasing Arrows with a Percentage: Recycled Content

Ever noticed the chasing arrows with a number? That's the percentage of recycled content in the product. The higher, the better! It's a visual high-five to reduce the demand for new materials.

Think Beyond Recycling: Reduce and Reuse

Recycling is cool, but reducing and reusing are the unsung heroes of sustainability. Before you hit that recycle bin, ask yourself: Can I reduce my consumption? Can I reuse this item? It's like recycling's dynamic duo!

Don't Be Fooled: Check with Your Local Recycling Facility

Not all plastics are equal, and not all recycling facilities accept the same items. Before you toss something in the recycling bin, check with your local recycling guidelines. Knowledge is green power!


To learn more about the  importance of reducing pollution and what we can do in our daily lives to reduce it, we recommend checking out A Consumer's Guide to Reducing Pollution.

The Dooeys Promise: Sustainable Steps Forward

We're not just about shoes; we're about leaving a positive footprint. The way our products are made demonstrates our commitment to creating sustainable house shoes. Join us on this green journey!

There you have it, eco-champions! Armed with the knowledge of recycling symbols, you're ready to conquer the recycling game. And hey, as you stride through this green journey, do it in style with Dooeys' house shoes for women for happy feet.