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Icon on a bottle of Spanish wine

What an odd diagram to put on a bottle of wine. We had all sorts of ideas about what it represents, not all of them fit for the dinner table. Then we tasted the wine (spoiled by improper storage) and decided that it indicated "pour directly down drain."

What do you think it means? Is this a standard symbol in Spain or the EU?

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Probably means "Please recycle". Spain (and a few other countries) have big recycle bins with a round holes where you drop the bottles you have for recycling.

There are lots of regulations to increase recycling in the EU. All require labelling, but they are not consistent across countries or industries. Sometimes bottles are refillable, or the bottle is only suitable for recycling. But without comparison to the other symbols used, I am not certain. My guess is that this glass bottle is to be thrown away, i.e. the glass will be recycled, but the bottle will not be refilled.

The drawing depicts a left hand holding the bottle neck down over some kind of receptacle. Not a very good visual symbol!

"Is this a standard symbol in Spain or the EU?"

no it isn't, i've never seen this before and i've lived
the better part of my life in EU countries .
it has nothing to do with recycling,
maybe the labeling was done especially to satisfy
a japanese importer.
to me it looks like a stylized map of the rivers in a certain
growing region in spain.
let us know if you find out .

Well gathering from your statement about how vile this actual wine was, I would guess that the symbol means you can use the beverage to fill your car up with?

It's just my guess

"to me it looks like a stylized map of the rivers in a certain growing region in spain."

axel: care to share some of the stuff you're smoking?

"axel: care to share some of the stuff you're smoking?"

sorry digital thc is still early beta. );-)

yes it has everything to do with recycling. In Holland, where I live, there is a glassbin near every supermarket. The bin has seperate holes for white, green and brown glass and ther are also bins for old paper, tin, clothes, shoes

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