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Recycling: plastic food packaging

You cannot recycle plastic food packaging
Plastic food packaging

​You can only recycle plastic bottles. You cannot recycle plastic:

  • pots
  • trays
  • tubs
  • film (cling film)

You should put these with your general waste.

Where you can dispose of plastic food packaging

How you can reduce or reuse plastic food packaging

​Buy unpackaged fruits and vegetables to reduce the amount of plastic waste.


Good to know

  • plastic pots, tubs and trays cannot be recycled because they are made of low-grade mixed plastics. We would need to send these to China to be recycled and we do not think this is a viable solution for Jersey
  • some goods are packaged in compostable packaging that can be added to your home composting system

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