With the Triman, the French government wants to encourage their population to recycle better. According to the French government, the logo symbolizes the responsible citizen (black silhouette) who separates his waste in different ways (three black arrows) and thus helps with recycling (round arrow left). Those three arrows refer to the 3 sorting categories: non-recyclable, recyclable, and glass. Only if the product falls within the last two categories will it bear the Triman logo. The symbol originated as a French replacement for The Green Dot.