I was searching for a website that explained what recycling symbols mean. The first few I found were a bit confusing or lacked enough detail. I finally came across this article on thedailygreen.com and it is the easiest to follow. It is a helpful guide to understanding which plastics can be easily recycled and which ones you should avoid. PVC is definitely in the AVOID column. Typically types 1 and 2 are the plastics that are easily recycled.