Bathroom plastics can now be recycled

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MORE items than ever before are being recycled by a local authority.

Homes across West Sussex can now put out plastic found in lots of everyday products, including plastic pots, tubs and trays in bin collections.

They are collected in addition to plastic bottles, glass, metal cans and aerosols, cartons, paper, card and foil.

David Barling, the county’s cabinet member for residents’ services, said: ‘For most of us the majority of plastic we use is in the kitchen, but it’s just as important to think about other rooms in the house.

‘It’s easy to forget about shower gel and shampoo bottles as we don’t use them up as frequently, but it’s still just as important to recycle them.

‘Just remember to give them a quick rinse out first.

‘We’re still collecting glass, cardboard and aerosols, so those empty perfume bottles, deodorant cans and cardboard toilet roll tubes can still go in the recycling bin as well.’

For more information go to recycleforwestsussex.org/plastics.

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