The campaigns team went to the paper and card sorting facility and found that residents are putting the wrong things in their beige paper and card bin. Packaging inside cardboard boxes such as plastic wrapping and polystyrene were the most common incorrect items. There were even nappies and electrical items in the recycling.
Wrong things in the beige bin lowers the quality and the value of the paper and card collected. It can even cause whole lorry loads of recycling to be rejected.
If every household in Bolton recycled 2 toilet roll tubes, it would save enough energy to power a local library for 11 days.