Continuing with ‘Plastic Free July’ did you know that some larger supermarkets will accept plastic for recycling that your local authority won’t?
See https://www.recyclenow.com/cy/node/3062 for more information.
For those who can't recycle plastic film at home, some types of plastic films can be recycled at carrier bag collection points at the larger stores of most major supermarkets including locally, Sainsbury’s at Lake End, Tesco at Bishop Centre and Waitrose Maidenhead to name a few. See below for a list of recyclable plastic packaging.
WHICH TYPES OF PLASTIC FILM CAN BE RECYCLED?
The following different types of plastic films are accepted at carrier bag collection points:
All plastic bags, except biodegradable or compostable bags
Breakfast cereal liners
Shrink wrap & ring joiners from multipacks of water, cans etc
Frozen food bags, e.g. bags for frozen vegetables, chips, etc
Dry cleaning bags/bags covering new clothing
Magazine and newspaper wrappers
Bags for loose fruit and vegetables
Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) - resin ID code 4
Any non-Polyethylene film (e.g. PP, PVC, others)
Food and drink pouches
Wrappers from bakeries, e.g. bags with lots of small holes in them
Film lids from trays and pots, e.g. yoghurt pots
Any dirty bags or film, for example containing food