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Plastics recycling

Plastic bag recycling at supermarkets

Supermarkets often have their own recycling schemes for plastic bags and other similar plastics. Please make sure to read the requirements of each scheme before depositing your plastics at each supermarket's recycling units.

Co-op soft plastic recycling

Soft plastics can be recycled at 1,500 Co-op supermarkets around the country. Many of which are in the West Lindsey District area. Please see Co-op's guidance on what soft plastics they accept for recycling.

Tesco soft plastic recycling

All large Tesco stores in the UK are now recycling soft plastics.

Pledge 4 Plastics

West Lindsey District Council is supporting a campaign to get recycling back on the household agenda.

Pledge 4 Plastics is a new government backed initiative aimed at increasing the collection of plastic packaging for recycling. It is urging people to make a promise to recycle just one extra plastic bottle per household each week.

To highlight the many ways plastic can be given a new life if recycled correctly, Pledge 4 Plastics has teamed up with interior designer Abigail Ahern.

The designer, who has a collection at a leading high street department store and recently starred in Channel 4’s Get Your House in Order, has channelled her distinct style to design her first ever bespoke phone cover - made from 80 per cent recycled  plastic bottles.

Councillor Owen Bierley, chairman of the council’s Prosperous Communities Committee, said: “It’s important to remember that Pledge4Plastics is not just about recycling water and drinks bottles, it includes all types of plastic bottles, from every room in the house, ranging from shampoo bottles and shower gels to domestic bleach bottles and empty cooking oil bottles.

In West Lindsey we can recycle all plastic bottles, including drinks, milk, shampoo, bleach and washing-up liquid bottles as well as clean ready meal food trays - check the reverse of your calendar or our A to Z of waste disposal for more information on what can be recycled at home.

Get more information about the Pledge4Plastics campaign.