This Group was formed as a result of our research investigations ‘Recycling plastics waste from food and drinks packaging’. We have learnt that local councils have different policies concerning which plastics they want to collect and in what form these should be. The main targets in Stockport are PET bottles collected in the same bin together with steel, aluminum and glass containers. However, much of our household waste comprises packaging made from at least 6 different plastics, which can be in forms such as films, bags, trays or pots.
As part of our investigation we visited the Greater Manchester Materials Recovery Facility at Sharston for an excellent presentation and tour of the facilities.
Since then, visits have been arranged to Castlefield and Worsley to look at industrial features.
More trips are planned to explore other environmental challenges such as causes of climate change and safety in the built-environment.
Peter Briggs 485 6871