In recent years recycling has become a big issue. The European Union has set a target of recycling 50% of all household waste by the end of the decade, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) putting last year’s figure in the UK at 44.2%; only slightly increased from 2012’s figure of 44.1%.
Plastic Recycling Facts and Stats
Both the government and local authorities have also set challenging targets to increase plastic recycling rates over the next five years and the Pledge 4 Plastics iniative has been set up to highlight the many ways plastic can be given a new lease of life.
Pledge 4 Plastics
Pledge 4 Plastics is a government backed initiative which aims to help increase the levels of plastic recycling across the UK. It is being led by plastic recycling charity, Recoup and has developed a number of partnerships with leading names such as Coca Cola, Marks & Spencer, Nestle and Unilever. By making people more aware of the amount of plastic which can be recycled and how it can be transformed into new items, they hope to increase the levels of recycling.
The Recycling Journey
We are told that we should do more to recycle the plastic we use, but what happens to your waste once it goes into your recycling bin and how is it transformed into something new? Well here is the answer:
For more information about Pledge 4 Plastics and to get hints and tips on how to maximise the amount of plastic you are recycling at home, visit www.pledge4plastics.co.uk.
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