No no to plastics

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A call for residents not to recycle certain plastics has gone out from the Suffolk Waste Partnership.

It has launched a campaign in a bid to reduce confusion about which plastics can be recycled and where.

A reminder not to recycle polystyrene, fruit nets, blister packs, crisps, sweets and biscuit wrappers and pet food pouches is being sent to every Suffolk household.

Items which can be recycled are washing and cleaning containers, plastic drink bottles, food trays such as butter tubs, and health and beauty products such as shampoo bottles.

The partnership says more than 9,000 tonnes of plastic is thrown into landfill in Suffolk each year, costing the taxpayer more than £800,000 in disposal charges.

The campaign video can be found at