Most people think that plastic bags and packaging cannot be recycled and have to go in the rubbish bin.
But today we’re sharing a tip that will help you slim your bin even more! Did you know you can actually recycle quite a few types of plastic packaging?
Bread wrapping, toilet paper wrapping and plastic magazine wrapping; in fact any plastic that is stretchy can be recycled at supermarkets.
It’s easy to reduce your waste while you shop! Morrison’s, Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco all accept plastic packaging in their carrier bag recycling bins. However Asda do not.
If you shop online Sainsbury, Waitrose, Ocado and Tesco will collect all your plastic bags for you when they deliver your shopping.
Remember that plastic bags and plastic black bin bags don’t go into the brown or blue bin and this only includes the stretchy type of plastic. Sadly, crisp packets or any other bags that give a crinkly sound when you squash them cannot be recycled.
|Types of plastic film accepted
|Types of plastic film not accepted
|Plastic carrier bags||Any non-Polyethylene film (e.g. PP, PVC, others)|
|Plastic bread bags||Bubble wrap|
|Plastic bags from breakfast cereals||Clingfilm|
|Plastic wrappers from multipacks of cans and plastic bottles||Crisp packets|
|Plastic wrappers from toilet roll and kitchen towel||Food and drink pouches|
|Plastic freezer bags||Film lids from food trays|
|Plastic magazine (home delivery) and newspaper wrap|
Source: WRAP’s Recycle Now Site