» The great plastic mountain ¦ What You Can Get Away With

Adding the ‘waste and recycling’ category last night reminded me of something – a couple of photos I took at the Council’s waste depot on a recent visit:
Plastic mountain
Plastic mountain

That’s a couple of shots of plastic waiting at the depot to be baled and then sent on to a processor. What I’m wondering is if any of you can guess how much of Colchester’s plastic recycling that represents?

Details: We currently collect plastics every fortnight at the same time as garden waste (the other week is a paper, card, glass and metals collection)and that picture was taken during a plastic collection week, so approximately how much of that week’s plastic collection do you think it is?

(And the use of the term mountain is appropriate, I think – this is big flat East Anglia, after all)

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