A large proportion of our household waste is made up of various forms of packaging. This is not just the packaging around your new iPod! - but primarily includes plastic bottles, plastic bags and glass.
We can all do more to help ourselves and the environment by following some simple rules.
Reusable containers might be one of the very best solutions. Where available bring back your container to be refilled with product.
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All plastic containers should be marked with a recycling code. This logo or code should be molded into the plastic container on the bottom surface. The entire container should be made of the same plastic to avoid confusion, but often the caps are of a different type. Please note that most caps are NOT of the same type as the bottle and should be separately marked, but few are.
Plastic grocery and produce bags are commonly, but not always, made from plastic types 2 or 4. These bags are often collected in barrels at grocery stores, and usually end up as plastic lumber. Collection is not particularly profitable. These are great to reuse.