Apr 26, 2007 — More and more of what we buy at the store comes wrapped in plastic. But it's not always clear what you can do with that empty plastic container once you're finished with it. Is that a 1, 2, 3, or 6 symbol on the bottom? Can you even recycle a 6? In the first of a two-part series on recycling plastic, Rebecca Williams visited some experts to sort out the confusion about recycling plastic.