Plastic confusion

SIR, — Further to earlier correspondence about the recycling of hard plastics such as yoghurt pots, I wrote to Herts County Council. They informed me, in an informative and apparently well-informed email — although they were apparently unwilling to write

SIR, - Further to earlier correspondence about the recycling of hard plastics such as yoghurt pots, I wrote to Herts County Council.

They informed me, in an informative and apparently well-informed email - although they were apparently unwilling to write to the local papers themselves - that this facility had been withdrawn.

I recently went to the Waterdale site and noticed that the facility appeared to still be there, so I asked whether they would be binning whatever people left there.

I was told by a member of staff, who was no school-leaver, that they could not recycle plastic food packaging, even if it had been washed, but other hard plastics could still be taken and recycled.


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Clearly they sort what is left and bin anything food-related. Strange that HCC did not tell me this. Do the left and right hands not talk to each other? In a changing world, some things never change!

S BEAVER

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