Nebraska Administrative Code
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Title 132 - Integrated Solid Waste Management Regulations
Chapter 17 - Plastic Container Coding
Effective Date of Last Revision: June 9, 2008

001 Applicability. No person shall manufacture or distribute a plastic bottle or rigid plastic container unless such bottle or container is imprinted with a code identifying the appropriate resin type used to produce the structure of the container.

001.01 The code shall identify the appropriate resin type used to produce the structure of the container. The code shall consist of a number placed within three triangulated arrows and letters placed below the triangle of arrows. The triangulated arrows shall 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 shall 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 three arrows curved at their midpoints, shall depict a clockwise path around the code number. The number and letter codes shall be:

1 and PETE, representing polyethylene terephthalate;
2 and HDPE, representing high density polyethylene;
3 and V, representing vinyl;
4 and LDPE, representing low density polyethylene;
5 and PP, representing polypropylene;
6 and PS, representing polystyrene; and
7 and OTHER.
For illustrative purposes only.

002 Failure to comply with these regulations may be grounds for enforcement pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §69-2504.

Enabling Legislation: Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 69-2501 through 69-2507

Legal Citation: Title 132, Ch. 17, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality