So I got a proper recycling bin in my flat and take it to the bins on my way to work once a week, but I have no idea if I'm just taking stuff there that they don't wan't/can't recycle/will throw the entire bag away because there's something in there they don't like the look of. I've seen bin men do this before.
What's the general rule here, if it doesn't say 'can recycle' on the packaging, you should chuck them out? Most packaging doesn't say anything. But my recycling bin fills up five times faster than my icky bin juice smelling of food waste bin.
How about for example the tin or plastic packaging from a chinese takeaway? They don't have dispose of instructions.
And do people even know they're meant to wash this stuff up before putting in the recycling bin?
*gets green hat on*
Why the hell are supermarkets still packaging goods in so much plastic? Yes I know it's convenient but we're not stupid enough to not realise that a packet of vegetables (take asparagus as an example) is sweating more when it's in plastic packaging than it is a) being kept out of said packaging and b) kept in a paper bag out of the fridge.
So, your thoughts please. I do apologise for giving a shit but when a nation spends more on research on life on mars than they do sustaining their own planet, it begins to irk me.