We spent a happy hour listening to Sarah from BANES council talk to us about recycling, though I must admit, I did end the evening feeling slightly more stressed that I started, due to worrying about the recycling I was getting wrong and the enormity of indeed getting it right!
Sarah started with a quiz. Surprisingly it highlighted that there was in fact more to choosing what to put in your green bins than meets the eye. The more I have thought about it in recent days, the more confused I’ve become about what to recycle and what not to.
For those of you not there here are a few starters for ten…
- If its a tub, pot, punnet or tray that is plastic and holds food and is not black – recycle
- Glass and plastic bottles should be recycled with lids on
- Clean foil should be scrunched into a ball and add bits to it to enlarge the ball and then recycle
- ‘Stretchy plastic’ bags can be taken to recycling points at the supermarket
- Using plastic bags for lining food waste bins is ok as long as not bags for life
- You can only recycle glass bottles/jars that contain drinks/food ie no perfume bottles/drinking glasses
A few little gems for us to try and adhere to.
BANES recycling do have a facebook page, where I’m sure more information can be gleaned.
On a final note, it costs the council £1000 to dispose of a bin lorry of waste, whereas the contents of a recycling lorry can be sold for £100.
Thanks again Sarah for a great evening.