Sweet, biscuit, and chocolate packaging belongs in your REFUSE bin.
Examples: Jelly Tots, McVities biscuits, Kit Kat, Dairy Milk, and Haribo wrappers.
Hints and Tips: These wrappers are a soft plastic, and some major supermarkets now have recycling points for them, so look out for carrier bag collection points and collect it at home to recycle it next time you shop. TerraCycle also collect confectionary packets in some areas, have a look at their website to see if you have a local crisp packet recycling station.
- More than 15% of the money we spend on products pays for packaging – most of which goes straight in the bin.
- 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.