The campaigns team went to the paper and card sorting facility and found that residents are putting the wrong things in their blue 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 blue 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.
Recycling just one glossy magazine saves enough energy to boil a kettle 9 times.