We all know about recycling paper right?! But when it comes to plastics, its a bit more of a grey area. So when @londonrecyclesuk asked me to help spread their message that having just #OneBinIsRubbish I thought it was about time that I learnt a little more about plastic recycling. Like did you know that black plastics cannot be recycled?
Here is what you CAN recycle:
✅ All clear and coloured plastic bottles
✅ Soap bottles - remove pumps and stick them in normal bin
✅ Spray cleaners - leave the triggers in
✅ Bleach bottles
✅ Shampoo and shower gel bottles
✅ Milk bottles
✅ Pots for yoghurt, soup and dips
✅ Tubs for things like cheese spread and ice cream
✅ Trays for fruit, veg, meat, sweet treats.
And here is what you CANNOT recycle:
❌ Plastic bottles containing chemicals (e.g. anti-freeze). This is because strong chemicals can harm staff in recycling plants, as well as damage equipment ❌ All black plastic
❌ Crisp packets and sweet wrappers
❌ Film lids from pots and trays
❌ Laminated pouches, such as for cat food and coffee
❌ Plastic toys
❌ Medicine blister packs
❌ Squeezy toothpaste tubes
The Recycle for London website is full of loads of useful information regarding recycling so head over there to find out more.
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