Once you pop…you need a one stop recycling shop


According to the chief executive of the Recycling Association, Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sport bottles are the ‘villains’ of the recycling world. Other nemeses of recycling include cleaning spray bottles, supermarkets’ black plastic food trays and whisky packaging.

In a recent interview on BBC, recycling boss, Simon Ellin named and shamed the worst offenders pf producing packing difficult to recycle. He also praised the companies that are making the greatest strides to improve the recyclability of their packaging.

Snack packaging of Pringles was singled out as one of the worst offenders due to it being the hardest to recycle. The cardboard outer tube with metal lining, metal base, foil and paper strip and plastic lid make it almost impossible to sort and recycle.

The Lucozade Sport bottle was also criticised because of it’s design. The initial plastic bottle is over-packaged in a polymer shrink wrap sleeve that means it cannot be recycled.

Although the headlines pointed the finger at a few of the ‘villains’, the wider message was much more far reaching, as Ellin explained: “We have got to ensure that the whole supply chain is involved from designers, to manufacturers, to retailers, to recyclers, to local authorities and the householder so that the products we buy can be recycled.”

The point, being cleverly made by the trade association, is that the greater the number of materials used in packaging, the harder it is for recycling processes to separate them. That’s why Ward offers a one-stop recycling service for paper, card, metal cans and food tins to help turn you into a recycling hero.

Mixed recyclables are collected from your premises and taken to our state of the art processing facility for sorting. We we aim to recycle 100% of your waste, avoiding any landfill tax.

So, if you need a one stop recycling shop to help you with your difficult, dry mixed recycling, call our dedicated waste management team on 0345 337 00 00 or fill in our contact form for details of waste removal and recycling services to suit you.