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Manchester Recycling Week: plastic recycling

19 Oct 2018

Did you know the only types of plastic which are currently widely recycled are plastic bottles?

Plastic recycling

You can check whether your plastic can be recycled by looking at the triangle printed on the plastic, if it is type 1 or type 2 then it belongs in the plastic bottle recycling bin. All other types of plastic, including black plastic, yoghurt pots and plastic trays belong in the general waste bin.

The University has established a single use plastic action group to tackle this issue. For more information about how you can reduce your plastic use, please visit the sustainability web pages.