Until now, Southwark's recycling scheme has only accepted plastic bottles, no other plastic. But as of this week, they now accept most plastic including tubs, yogurt pots, margarine tubs and plastic food trays. The administrator of the recycling Form on the council's website says that "The codes for these are varied but generally speaking they are plastic types - 1-5 and these can usually be found on the underside of the product in a triangular recycle symbol."
It seems to be a very soft launch: I only know this from a throwaway remark on the council's Recycling Forum, so it seems to be a very soft launch.
we started collecting and recylcling our plastic water cups in the office, because i kicked up a fuss about paying more for recyled plastic cups, and then just throwing them away. after a few months this has been stopped as the company which picks them up told us that they get incinerated, just like all the other rubbish anyway! outrageous!
if someone is recycling plastic shouldn't that mean that it gets melted down, and remade into something else?