Food manufacturers must simplify the plastics they use and make them more amenable to recycling, the Local Government Association said on 4 August – describing the current prevalence of difficult-to-recycle plastics in many products as “almost criminal”
There are also developments being made to improve the recyclability of many plastics, as Adrian Griffiths, CEO of Recycling Technologies, said in response to the LGA’s comments. The firm said its own chemical recycling equipment enables the recycling of many materials currently sent to landfill and incineration, including films, coloured plastics, laminated plastics (i.e. crisp packets), black bin bags and multi-polymer pots, tubs and trays.
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