Why recycling plastic is not enough!

Why recycling plastic is not enough!

Unlike glass, steel or aluminium that can be recycled endlessly, a plastic bottle can typically be turned into a lower-quality plastic bottle twice before it is turned into other products like doormats, textiles, plastic lumber, etc. 

So, what can you do about it?

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Refuse: try and avoid purchasing products that contain single-use plastic e.g. pasta bowls, plastic cutlery or straws. Why not take a bread bag to the bakery.

Reduce: avoid excess food packaging or give plastic-free toiletries a try.

Reuse: try out plastic-free cleaning products that will make use of single-use plastic bottles that would ordinarily be sent for recycling or landfill.

Recycle: as the last option, send your plastic for recycling.  Confused as to what can be recycled, take a look at Recycle now for local recycling tips www.recyclenow.com/local-recycling

Thanking #easyecotips for the inspiration and the use of the image.

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