|Basically the present situation is a ‘load of rubbish’|
A BBC survey last week highlighted the various rules councils have for whether households can & cannot recycle certain plastics.
The survey found that there are 39 different rules applied by councils over what plastics can and cannot be recycled. It shows that 99% of councils will recycle plastic bottles and around 75% will recycle margarine tubs, while only 10% councils will recycle plant pots and around 1% will recycle polystyrene trays – underlining the need for a national scheme as recommended in the UK’s first ever National Infrastructure Assessment.
Social research undertaken for the National Infrastructure Commissions also highlighted how households find this confusing and frustrating.To make recycling easier to do the National Infrastructure Assessment, published in July, recommended that there be clear labelling of packaging to show whether it is, or is not, recyclable. It also recommended the implementation of national recycling rules by 2025.