New labelling to make recycling easier in King’s Lynn and west Norfolk

New labelling will make it easier for plastic pots, tubs and trays and aluminium foil to be recycled

New labelling will make it easier for plastic pots, tubs and trays and aluminium foil to be recycled Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

New labelling will make it easier for plastic pots, tubs and trays and aluminium foil to be recycled in King's Lynn and west Norfolk, it is hoped.

Councillor Ian Devereux said the new scheme would make recycling easier. Picture: IAN BURT

Councillor Ian Devereux said the new scheme would make recycling easier. Picture: IAN BURT - Credit: IAN BURT

The national On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme has changed its guidance to suggest the materials are now 'widely recycled' by councils at the kerbside.

In King's Lynn and west Norfolk, all cleaned packaging with the new 'widely recycled' label can be put into the green bin or clear recycling sack.

Councillor Ian Devereux, the borough council's portfolio holder for the environment, said: 'This new labelling will reduce confusion and make it much easier for local people to recognise the additional cleaned foil and plastic pots that can be recycled.'

The OPRL scheme has two other new designations - 'check locally' and 'not yet recycled'.

For more information abut what can be recycled, visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk.


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