It is estimated that 50% of plastic products we use today are disposable, i.e. used once and then thrown away.

Choose to be part of the solution by signing our plastic pledge and act now to reduce your plastic waste. By making a few simple changes you can help to create a plastic free Greater Manchester.

Plastic packaging

About 10.8 million tonnes of packaging is used in the UK each year. Whilst a lot of packaging can be recycled like drink cans, food tins, glass bottles, foil trays and cardboard. There is also a lot of packaging made of plastic that cannot be recycled, like bubble wrap, polystyrene, tubs and trays.

So the best way to waste less is to choose to do without, or buy things with less packaging or packaging that can be recycled.

  • Refuse plastics that escape as litter like straws, takeaway cups, utensils, balloons and plastic bottles
  • Reduce where possible – opt for refills, remember your reusable shopping bags, travel mug and re-usable containers
  • Choose items that can be easily recycled.

For more information on how you can waste less and recycle more, please visit:
https://recycleforgreatermanchester.com/how-do-i-waste-less/

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