What to do with
Plastic film & carrier bags
Recycling plastic film & carrier bags at supermarkets
For those who can't recycle plastic film at home, there are some types of plastic films that can be recycled at carrier bag collection points at the larger stores of most major supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, The Co-op and Waitrose.
What plastic film can I recycle
The following different types of plastic films are accepted at carrier bag collection points.
|Yes please||No thanks|
|Plastic carrier bags||Any non-Polyethylene film (e.g. PP, PVC, others)|
|Plastic bread bags (shake out)||Cling film|
|Plastic cereal bags i.e. Porridge Oats (not inners from boxed cereals)||Food and drink pouches|
|Plastic wrappers and ring joiners from multipacks of cans and plastic bottles||Crisp packets|
|Plastic wrappers from toilet roll and kitchen towel packs||Film lids from ready meals and food trays|
|Plastic freezer bags|
|Plastic magazine and newspaper wrap (type used for home delivery only)|
|Thin bags used for fruit and veg at supermarkets|
|Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) - resin ID code 4|
Where else can I recycle plastic film?
A company called Polyprint based in Norwich, will accept POLYTHENE products for recycling. If you live in the area you can drop the items off outside their premises. Alternatively you can post them to:
Polyprint, Earl Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Rackheath, Norwich, NR13 6NT
Please ensure you put the correct postage on any parcels you send to them. The best way of forwarding this material to them is by 2nd class or parcel post. NB: Parcels without the correct postage will be sent to landfill. Please include your contact details and clearly mark the outside of the package: FOR RECYCLING.
Polyprint can accept the following items:
- Bags used to cover electrical appliances or furniture
- Bread bags (shaken out)
- Bin bags (clean)
- Can and drink [multiple pack] outers and plastic joining rings
- Carrier bags (not compostable or biodegradable)
- Cling film (clean)
- Courier bags (without paper labels)
- Dry-cleaning garment wrappers
- Mailing wrappers (without paper labels)
- Polythene recycling categories 2 and 4 (as marked on the film)
- Thin bags used in supermarkets for fruit and veg (shaken out)
- Toilet roll or nappy pack outers