Recycling Eco Labels
The labelling is divided into three categories:
• ‘widely recycled’ is where 65% or more of UK local authorities have collection facilities for that packaging type in their area;
• ‘check local recycling’ is where 15% to 65% of UK local authorities have collection facilities for that packaging type in their area; and
• ‘not currently recycled’ is where less than 15% of UK local authorities have collection facilities for that packaging type in their area
The term ‘collection facilities’ means the recycling collection service from your home and/or ‘bring banks’ that you find in supermarket car parks or at recycling centres.
Recycling schemes vary across the country so to help you find out what you can and can’t recycle in your area, check the ‘postcode locator’ on www.recyclenow.com.
For more information visit the one pack recycling website:
Recycling Plastic - Eco Labels:
My goodness there are soooooo many types of plastic.
There are about 50 different groups of plastics, with hundreds of different varieties. All types of plastic are recyclable. To make sorting and thus recycling easier, the American Society of Plastics Industry developed a standard marking code to help consumers identify and sort the main types of plastic. These types and their most common uses are:
Aluminium was one of the first materials that became viable to recycle. This is because it is so energy intensive to make, and energy costs money. Production of brand new aluminium metal from ore creates 11.46 kg of CO2 for every 1 kilo of aluminium, by contrast recycled aluminium only creates 1.69 kg of CO2 per 1kg produced. But why is this?
At present in the UK depending on what product you are buying between 18 and 55% of the aluminium will be recycled.
This is because there is not enough recycled aluminium to meet demand from industry and as such recycled aluminium is blended with virgin aluminium.