Recycle more types of plastic

Why not include recycling of stretchy plastic bags, crisp wrappers etc in the normal range cycling waste. Couple this with making every bin a dual bin for recycling (a larger component) and non-recyclables should help. 

Why the contribution is important

To reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste. Most people don't know that the majority of other products are recyclable and the different LAs doing different things is confusing. Make it clearer and allow more in the waste stream. 

by Debbiec793 on October 04, 2019 at 11:04PM

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Based on: 5 votes


  • Posted by Weha October 05, 2019 at 10:41

    I agree with this, but also feel recycling should be made easier. Too many don’t bother recycling at all because there are so many bins at home- we should just have 1 bin for recycling (separate component for food waste probably needed) and 1 for rubbish and the separation done on collection.
  • Posted by Moneypenny October 05, 2019 at 20:42

    Agree. Most people want to do the right thing but don’t know how. If collected rubbish can’t be recycled in the black box process e.g crisp bags, cat food pouches - how about Torfaen sets up some central deposit ‘banks’ like the bottle banks?
  • Posted by tidytorfaen October 11, 2019 at 13:42

    We used to be able to put all types of plastic carrier bags in our black boxes. We can now pu t food waste in plastic bags in our brown boxes and it is important that the black boxes can include all types of plastic film as soon as possible.
    Regarding the above comments - understanding how to separate your recycling isn't rocket science and people who can't be bothered are just being lazy.
  • Posted by ceriregan October 26, 2019 at 14:16

    I agree - make things clearer for everyone, it is currently confusing. We need more collection points/bins for all of the different plastics (crisp packets, sweet wrappers, LPDEs, etc). Make it easy for people to responsibly dispose of/ recycle their plastics.
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