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Plastic bags, chip packets, pasta packaging and cling wrap can all be recycled; here’s how
You separate your paper and cardboard from your cans and plastic, religiously rinse containers and take pride in how well (and how much) you recycle every week. But did you know it’s possible to recycle soft, scrunchable plastic too? According to the War on Waste, the most common recycling mistake is assuming soft plastics such plastic bags, chip packets and biscuit wrappers – essentially anything scrunchable that is used for wrapping everything from packaged foods to clothes and appliances – can be recycled using household recycling bins. They can’t. The next most common mistake is not realising they can be recycled at all. Here’s our guide to recycling soft plastics that will have you well on your way to reducing your household waste (and weekly landfill contribution).
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