I know I've been a bit quiet lately - sorry! I'll be back soon. In the meantime, if you live within the Bristol Waste area, I have found this helpful article which answers a few questions about recycling in our city. https://www.bristol247.com/lifestyle/environment/can-an-envelope-with-a-plastic-window-be-recycled/
It's here! My government petition is finally online. Let's change the world one step at a time! Black plastic is not necessary for the sale of food such as ready meals and meat trays yet it is still widely used. It cannot be recycled and there are plenty of alternatives. PLEASE sign this petitions which … Continue reading Black Plastic Petition
Still Waiting .......
So last week my reader sent me this article about how opinions are changing (at last) about the use of plastic. I think we can assume that, in general, Guardian readers are behind the reduction in the production of single-use plastic anyway. Guardian Article I do worry though, that outside of my cosy middle-aged, middle-class … Continue reading More Black Plastic
So following on from the black plastic post, one reader (yes, there was one!) wrote to Wiltshire Farm Foods to ask them about their packaging. They use thousands of black plastic trays for their ready meals every day. This is their reply: Recycling ‘waste’ materials so they can be used again, rather than using … Continue reading Black Plastic Packaging (Part 2)
So, surprise, surprise, about two thirds of the plastic we send for recycling is actually buried or burned! Ten or so years ago I didn't mind this too much - the priority was education, becoming ' the norm' to recycle plastic rather than bin it. While we as a society worked on that, it gave … Continue reading Plastic Recycling