🌿We try to recycle as much as we can in our household but there has always been some which we can’t recycle – the soft plastic that seems to sneak into your weekly shop. HOWEVER that has changed!!
🌿Terracycle items has always been a big problem for me as we don’t have any drop offs near us (despite what their map suggests). I’ve even been known to take all of our accumulated Terracycle items on holiday to known drop off points!😂
🥳BUT Co-op have become my recycling heros! You can now recycle soft plastics in a large number of their stores – and this includes Terracycle items. What a game changer and it’s been a bit eye opening as to how much soft plastic we use in a week. Soft plastics are lightweight plastics that often cannot be placed in recycling bins at home. These can be plastic film lids on yoghurt pots, soft fruit punnets and ready meals, as well as plastic crisp packets, pasta bags and chocolate or biscuit wrappers – and so many many more things.
🌿I was teaching the Soft Plastic test to the rest of the family at the weekend. You need to scrunch it up tightly and then if it pings back, it’s soft plastic and can be recycled at the Coop.
🌿I keep one of the bread bags which I would be recycling anyway and fill it with our soft plastics for dropping off once it’s full. I accumulate as many of these as I fill until I next pass the Co-op in a nearby town. Thank you so much Co-op for providing such a fantastic recycling facility at sites which are accessible.🙏
🌿The next challenge is to reduce the amount of soft plastics which we actually have in the food shop but this is such a great start!
🕸Have a look at my sustainability page to see how else I address each stage of my packaging journey.
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