How to recycle plastics in Suffolk
AN EYE-CATCHING campaign on recycling plastics has been launched by the Suffolk Waste Partnership.
In a bid to reduce confusion about which plastics can be recycled and where, the Suffolk Waste Partnership has produced an entertaining and informative campaign, using a retro 1950s theme to communicate a modern day message.
Currently over 9,000 tonnes of plastic is thrown into landfill in Suffolk each year, costing the taxpayer over £800,000 in disposal charges. The campaign will make clear which everyday household plastics, whether used in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or the garden, can be recycled either in a recycling bin at home or at a local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
All Suffolk households will receive a leaflet which will direct them to the campaign website for more detailed information, with an opportunity to watch the campaign video on Youtube.
The campaign uses YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and the inclusion of QR coding to enable instant access to the video.
The following plastics can be recycled at home via the recycling bin:
Washing and cleaning containers
Plastic drinks bottles
Food trays such as butter tubs
Health and beauty products such as shampoo bottles
Garden and garage containers
Many items can be recycled via local Household Waste Recycling Centres:
Hard plastics from the home such as dustpans
Hard plastics from the garden such as watering cans
Carrier bags and plastic film
However, there are still items that cannot be recycled:
Crisps, sweets and biscuit wrappers
Pet food pouches
Residents should always check the label to ensure they dispose of hazardous waste responsibly. Certain chemicals such as weed killer or white spirit should not be poured down the sink or drain.
Councillor Peter Stevens, Chair of the Suffolk Waste Partnership said; “Currently 50% of all the recyclable plastics in Suffolk end up in landfill. We hope this campaign will inspire our residents to help improve our recycling rate, help save money and make Suffolk an even Greener County.”
The campaign video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/SuffolkRecycling
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