Are you unsure as to what can be recycled when faced with the ever growing plethora of bags and bottles and general household waste that you get through every week?
Have you ever had your recycling refused because you had the wrong things in the bin?
Well worry no more.
It has taken a while but now recyclers, local authorities and waste management companies have sat down to hammer out a definitive list of what can and cannot be accepted for recycling at the kerbside.
The Recycling Guidelines, developed by WRAP with industry, hope to make it easier and less confusing for households to recycle more effectively across the country.
WRAP’s 2016 Recycling Tracker Survey found that two thirds of UK households (66%) said they we unsure how to correctly dispose of one or more items and almost half (49%) admitted to disposing of one or more items in the general rubbish bin when they are collected for recycling locally.
The guidelines have been designed to help reduce confusion amongst householders across the country and help ensure that all items that can be recycled are being collected for recycling.
The guidelines cover paper, card, cartons, metal, plastic and glass packaging, and food waste and for each material outline:
What can be included in a collection and what cannot;
How the materials should be presented for recycling (i.e. rinsing, lids on/off); and concise reasons why certain items cannot be accepted or should be presented in a particular way.
A large proportion of the items we sell have recyclable cartons or containers and when faced with an ever increasing demand Eco friendliness in our cleaning products, this proportion is only going to get larger and with the guidelines now freely and publically available for all to read and use, it is nice to know that you can recycle our items with confidence.
The full list of guidelines and other pertinent information can be found on WRAP’s (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) own website HERE.