Thursday, 8 September 2011
Whilst shopping today, I noticed that the carrier bag recycling bin had a new label on it, announcing that the store is also now collecting plastic film, you know the stretchy stuff that you get around loo rolls, multipack shrink-wrap as well as the bags inside cereal boxes.
So as it's National Zero Waste Week, I'm setting you a mini challenge.
Next time you're at the supermarket, it would be great if you could check if yours has got a similar facility.
this press release that was published by the British Retail Consortium in April.
Of course the next step is to check the recycling information on packaging. If you see a label like the one shown above, you'll know that you can add it to the carrier bag collection as it's made from either LDPE or HDPE plastic film. If the labelling's not clear, which is still often the case, you could always check with customer services.
This post was published in support of National Zero Waste Week. For more information about the grassroots campaign, please visit www.myzerowaste.com.