Leeds City Council are running a campaign which aims to increase the quantity and quality of plastic items collected in green recycling bins.
Last year in Leeds, almost 4,500 tonnes of plastic was recycled – that’s the weight of over 30 blue whales! With the average household throwing away over 40kg of plastic in their black bin each year, there is plenty more that can be recycled.
It can be confusing knowing which of the most commonly used plastics can be recycled, but in Leeds it’s as easy as 1, 2 and 4! Many of the everyday products we use have a small numbered triangle printed underneath. Plastic types 1, 2 and 4 include fizzy drink, water, milk, shampoo and bleach bottles, as well as bread and carrier bags – all of which can be recycled in your green bin or bag.
To find out more information, click here to be directed to the LCC information webpage.
To view the campaign poster click here.