Recycling Symbols for Print and Web Designers
November 9, 2007
If you want to use recycling symbols, finding decent graphics for print or web use is important. There may be plenty of information pages around, but the quality of the graphics is often poor: reduce and recycle, yes, but keep them good for reuse!
So here’s some pages of good (or at least interesting) graphics.
Graphics relating to one particular symbol can be found through the individual graphic’s entry. This list is for multiple graphics, whether good quality vectorized symbols (easily resizable) or raster images (not easily resizable). (Some are good in the sense they are interesting graphics.) If I find more, I’ll add them to the list.
|Heather Castles’ Recycling Symbols for Designers – vectorized recycling and plastics symbols for free use.|
|Planetpals’ Recycle Symbol, World, Recycling Signs and Bins – some interesting free clip-art: non-standard variations in colour and black and white on the recycling symbol and other, related designs (world, recycling bins).|
|iStockphoto.com “Recycling Symbol” – large number of stock images.|
|American Forest & Paper Association Recycling Clipart Collection|
|Acclaim Images Stock Photography “recycle” – large number of stock images.|
Disclaimer: READ the Copyright, Fair Use or similar notices on any site you want to take images from. Even within the same site, different images may have different copyright or usage restrictions (from none to very strict), and different fees (ranging from none to exclusive use). Some symbols may be trademarks. In any case, the owners may take action if they find images misused. Some image creators just want to know that you are using their images before you use them. Some earn their living from creating images, and there are some who really don’t mind. It’s your responsibility to check.
Update – 2008/02/28: added 2 more image sources. And a usage disclaimer.
This entry is part of the Infomancy Eco-Symbols Series.