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Recycling Rules’ will seek to answer bottle cap question

Posted on 15 March 2016

A communications initiative aimed at clearing common areas of confusion around recyclable materials is expected to be unveiled by WRAP this summer – part of ongoing work to improve consistency of collections.

Speaking at the London Conference on Thursday (10 March), WRAP officials confirmed that the charity is engaged in work to help inform councils provide consistent messages on how materials should be presented for collection by residents, which has initially been dubbed ‘Recycling Rules’.

Two of core questions that council officers will hope to see clarified by WRAP relate to whether items such as tins, cans, tubs and trays should be rinsed or washed before being discarded, and whether lids should be left on plastic bottles or taken off before they are put out for collection.

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