All Plastics and Plastic Bottles

Plastics recycling posterYou can recycle any soft or rigid plastic by putting them in the “all other plastics” bins.

'All other plastics' bins are located within the existing recycling bins in foyers and common rooms across campus.

What does 'all other plastics' include?

Please use the 'all other plastics' bins for any rigid or soft plastic such as:

  • Plastic bags
  • Cling film
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Margarine tubs
  • Plastic cups
  • Sandwich wrappers
  • Magazine wrappers
  • Plastic trays
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cartons (Tetrapak)
  • Cassettes/CDs

No thanks…

  • Cardboard
  • Paper

Plastics recycling binPlastic bottles (and caps) can be recycled is designated plastic bottle bins

Look out for this sign on the bins

Benefits of Recycling Plastics

The production and use of plastics has a range of environmental impacts.

Reserve Resources

Plastics production requires significant quantities of resources, primarily fossil fuels, both as a raw material and to deliver energy for the manufacturing process. Plastic recycling reduces the need for primary resources and energy demand.

Reduce Harmful Chemicals

Production also involves the use of potentially harmful chemicals which are added as stabilisers or colorants. Many of these have not undergone environmental risk assessment and their impact on human health and the environment is uncertain in some cases.

Reduce Environmental Impact

The disposal of plastics products also contributes significantly to their environmental impact. Because most plastics are non-degradable, they take a long time to break down. By recycling plastics we are reducing the chance that plastic will end up in the environment causing a litter nuisance or affecting wildlife.