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Black Plastic Packaging

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Not all local councils accept black plastic packaging in their home recycling collections - it is best to check with them directly.

Good to know

When plastic packaging goes into the recycling it is sorted into different types of plastics which are then baled up ready for reprocessing. Special laser technology is used to do this sorting. Black plastic used to be difficult for lasers to see and therefore it was generally not sorted for recycling.

However, a new special type of black plastic which can be detected by lasers is now being used, and most black plastic packaging can be recycled.

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