The life of your plastic doesn’t end once you are finished with it. How and where we dispose of plastic is in our control and can ultimately decide whether plastic gets recycled or ends up in our oceans.
Plastic that is commonly used for bottles and food packaging is often non-biodegradable. If you throw this in your bin and don’t recycle it, it can end up in a landfill where it lasts for many years. Even worse, if you litter your plastic in the street or in the park, it doesn’t just stay there. This plastic can get blown away into drains, rivers and streams and ends up on our beaches and in our ocean where it breaks down into microplastics.
If you recycle this plastic correctly through your kerbside scheme or in a recycling bin, it can be recycled and remade into new products. This reduces the need to produce new plastic and helps us save energy, conserve fossil fuels and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill – win win!
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