A lot of packaging can be recycled like drink cans, food tins, glass bottles, foil trays and cardboard. There is also a lot of packaging made of plastic that cannot be recycled, like bubble wrap, polystyrene, tubs and trays.
So the best way to waste less is to choose to buy things with packaging that can be recycled or has less packaging.
Fruit and veg have their own natural packaging – skin. So instead of buying them wrapped in plastic, go loose.
Instead of using cling film and sandwich bags, use Tupperware tubs or reuse plastic take out trays – they make good lunch box containers
Buying things in bulk sizes means less packaging and also saves you money at the same time
You can buy refills for things like washing detergents, herbs and spices, coffee and handwash
Some larger supermarkets have plastic carrier bag collection points. As well as plastic bags some also take types of plastic films too, such as plastic bread bags and plastic cereal bags.
Found an item that is over packaged? Contact Trading Standards.
All the packaging that cannot be recycled that you put in your general rubbish bin is made into electricity.
Not sure if your wrapping paper can be recycled? If you can scrunch it into a ball and it stays scrunched, it can go in your paper and card bin twitter.com/OneTrafford/st…
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@DeborahKWroe It is because we recently updated the app and when adding a new app to the Google Play store, it has to be for Android versions 8 and above. Sorry you can't use it
@DeborahKWroe Hi Deborah, which version of Android are you using? You may need to update your operating system. It is only available for versions 8 and above - a limitation of the Google Play store unfortunately.
@petefillery @tetrapak @RochdaleOnline @recycle_now @mcrfoe @MENnewsdesk @aplastic_planet @friends_earth @TerraCycleUK @guardianeco Hi Pete, Due to a volatile paper and card recycling market, there have been some issues with accepting Tetra Pak over the past few months. I can confirm that we can now accept Tetra Pak in your paper and card bin. We will update the R4GM website shortly. Thanks
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