With the new bin collections etc I‘ve been looking more closely at what is going into my grey bin. There is an awful lot of food packaging that is marked as ‘not currently recyclable’. Including surprising things like pasta bags.
Some plastic bags are marked ‘recycle with carrier bags’ so I am saving those to drop off at Sainsburys (now I know carrier bags don’t go in the green bin).
Noticed today that my McVitie’s digestives pack was marked with a Terracycle logo. It’s a free recycling programme sponsored by McVities but also accepting wrappers from other brands of biscuits. You collect up the wrappers then download a UPS mailing label and either organise a pick-up or drop them off at a UPS collection point. Seems a bit of a faff, in that I need yet another recycle bag to hang on the back of the door but if it keeps the stuff out of my grey bin, I’m gonna do it.
Finally, does anyone else save up dead batteries in a clear bag and periodically pop them out on top of the green bin for collection? I do, but wonder how the refuse collectors process them. Do they have a box on board the truck for collecting batteries?