Plastic film belongs in your REFUSE bin.
Examples: Film lids from microwavable meals and clingfilm
Please Remember: Left-over liquid or food residue can contaminate other recyclables so please empty your containers. It does not need to be spotless, a quick rinse will do.
Hints and Tips: Swap clingfilm for wax wraps and reusable tubs. Purchase a microwavable container, and fill it with home cooked food that you can microwave at work or on the go.
Plastic film is a soft plastic which cannot be recycled at home.
- Plastic rubbish in the British countryside kills thousands of land animals every year.
- 8 million tonnes of the world’s plastics end up in our oceans each year, creating a garbage patch three times the size of France.
- Plastics from items such as carrier bags and bottles that end up in our oceans kill around 1,000,000 sea creatures every year.