RECYCLING PLASTIC FILM & CARRIER BAGS AT SUPERMARKETS

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:


Yes please

All plastic bags, except biodegradable or compostable bags

Bread 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

Bubble wrap

Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) - resin ID code 4


No thanks