Recycling

  morddwyd 09:30 11 Aug 2013
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My local council accepts all types of plastic wrapping for recycling, except bubble wrap.

But why not bubble wrap?

It is surely only air wrapped in plastic?

  Quickbeam 09:33 11 Aug 2013

But the plastic is contaminated with the air in the pockets.

  Aitchbee 09:50 11 Aug 2013

'Popped' bubblewrap is safe [no air], and is great fun if you feel like annoying anyone nearby whilst popping.

  johndrew 10:27 11 Aug 2013

Probably a volume thing. You could always ask them why they reject it. Most Councils are on the internet.

  Quickbeam 10:48 11 Aug 2013

Is the volume thing the volumetric mass of the product, or the audio volume of HB on a popping session?

  Aitchbee 11:22 11 Aug 2013

morddwyd, give this man a call.

click here

  Quickbeam 11:32 11 Aug 2013

I want one too!

  Chronos the 2nd 11:43 11 Aug 2013

Edinburgh council reject all sorts of plastic from straws to food trays. And the odd thing is that they collect plastic and cardboard on the same day and both are thrown into the back of the same lorry.

But I have long given up trying to understand my local councils actions. I emailed a question as to why they sent the gulley cleaning vehicles out on a Sunday morning when the roads have far more parked cars. As yet,some 6 months hence ,I still await a reply.

  morddwyd 11:59 11 Aug 2013

Thank you for your replies, which are somewhat less than helpful!

Any sensible suggestions, apart from the volume one, which I can't really see as the bubbles would burst at the first load compression.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:50 11 Aug 2013

Wrong type of plastic?

polyethylene Low density - bubble wrap

Polyethylene Terephthalate HDPT High density - hard plastic bottles

Polypropylene - plastic jars

Polyvinyl Chloride -- shampoos and cosmetic products bottles

  Aitchbee 13:01 11 Aug 2013

Fruitbat, you missed out ...

polyputthekettleon.

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