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Getting the message across about plastic bottles

Published Friday, 05 October 2018

variety of plastics that can be recyled

Plastic bottles were the focus of this year's Recycle Week, highlighting that we can all do our bit if we empty, rinse, recycle.

Plastic bottles* can be recycled widely in South Lanarkshire and across Scotland.

However almost 30,000 tonnes of bottles end up in household general waste bins in Scotland including shampoo bottles, cleaning bottles, drinks containers and more.

That’s why this year's Recycle Week focused on a simple recycling message on this key material. Public concern around plastic pollution is the driver for the national message to EMPTY, RINSE, RECYCLE

*Plastic bottles includes all drinks, milk, cosmetics and cleaning products.