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You can tell by the infamous number on the bottom of the bottle. PLastic resin codes


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Reducing your plastic waste volume begins with Reducing bringing plastics into your home. Reduce plastic inputs by removing items from their wrapper after purchase and carry in your own bag/container. plastic bags, plastic wraps, plastic fiber, flexible plastics, cereal bags, etc you can stuff them all in one coke bottle known as the "Coke BOttle ...


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For plastic bottles, remove cap, twist and crush and then replace cap to stop the bottle from expanding again as explained here. For plastic bags, stuff them in a cloth tube, and take bags out of the bottom to re-use. The cloth tube keeps them compressed. For yoghurt pots etc: stack them together. General: get a box with a heavy lid, or a tall narrow bin so ...


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The most obvious way to reduce the volume of plastics in the home is not to bring them into the home in the first place. Reduce usage of single-use plastics and you will have less material to store for recycling (more commonly downcycling or just plain incineration). This is a greater step towards sustainability than any tricks to take a large quantity of ...


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Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best: Step on plastics to crush them - Crude, but efficient, and good for stuff like takeaway food containers, PET bottles (with lids removed), plastic cups, and even balled-up cling wrap. It isn't great for crinkly plastic like chip packets, but they can usually be flattened out by hand, and don't take up that much ...


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