Heater wrote: ↑
Fri May 31, 2019 7:18 pm
If it looks like plastic, feels like plastic, smells like plastic, it's probably plastic. Put it in the plastic bin.
Yes, but which
plastic? LDPE? HDPE? PP?
At Sutton they have a green bin for cardboard and paper and a small box for bottls and foil.
Round Ascot way, the blue recycling bin accepts HDPE (no. 2) milk bottles and PET (no.1) drinks bottles, as well as aluminium foil, steel cans, paper. What they do with it no-one will tell us.
Carrier bags, bread wrappers and magazine wrappers get given to Tesco. PineRidge Dog Sanctuary gets the Telegraph broadsheet sections, to use as bedding.
DarkPlatinum wrote: ↑
Fri May 31, 2019 7:49 pm
When landfills get too full, trucks (I am not saying in the UK) dump it in the sea.
Interesting to note: China and other Far East countries are beginning to return our plastic that we sent them to recycle.
So my idea is that we should load all our plastic into containers and put them on ships to send them to the Philipines. When they get there, they're turned round and sent back, so when they get here we should just send them off again.
Pretty soon we'll run out of container ships to do that round trip, so we will need to build more, supporting the Belfast ship-building industry and British Steel.
Until the oceans get full of container ships carrying plastic, and someone will come up with a way of burning plastic in the ships' engines, saving fossil fuel.