...BUT THESE HAVE TO GO IN THE BIN
SOME items are so unrecyclable they should go straight in the bin. These include: ■ Cling film. ■ Tissues/kitchen roll. ■ Polystyrene packaging. ■ Plastic bottles which contain, or once contained, strong chemicals (such as antifreeze).
■ Compostable or biodegradable packaging (this requires industrial composting, so it’s not advised that you put it in your own compost).
■ Foil-based or glittery gift wrap. ■ Wallpaper.
■ Drinking glasses and glass kitchen bowls (these are strengthened with special chemicals to make them more robust, which means they can’t be melted down with ordinary bottles and jars). ■ Disposable gloves and masks. ■ Toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, interdental brushes, dental floss.
■ Stained or grubby duvets and pillows.
■ Wet wipes (even compostable or biodegradable ones).
■ The plastic/foil peel off inner lid on milk bottles.
■ Old-style non-energy efficient (‘incandescent’) light bulbs. ■ Disposable vapes
■ Metal beer caps and any item smaller than 5cm x 5cm which will fall through the recycling sorting grid.