Recycling is great but...
Recycling is a great thing. We shouldn’t throw things in the bin that can be reused or recycled but there are some things we should stop recycling. Some items that are better thrown away. Not because they can’t be recycled but because the UK doesn’t have the capacity to recycle some stuff, including certain grades of plastic.
For two decades now the UK has shipped most of its plastic recycling to China. It was cheaper to do that but that’s stopped because China banned the import of recycling waste from 1st January 2018 meaning that recycling yards are filling up with the stuff.
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