We the undersigned petition the council to increase the number of types of plastic recycled through its kerbside collection scheme to include, in particular, type 5 as well as, where possible, types 3, 4, 6 and 7.
Harlow Council currently accepts only types 1 (PET) and 2 (HDPE) but this necessarily excludes, in particular, yogurt pots and margarine and ice cream tubs, which are often made of plastic type 5 (polypropylene, PP), from its kerbside collection scheme. According to the British Plastics Federation, these items are now recycled by at least 75% of local authorities. Plastic pollution is a huge global problem and Harlow Council could clearly do more to prevent it by recycling more of those items which are very difficult for consumers are to avoid acquiring.
This ePetition runs from 25/01/2020 to 31/03/2020.
One person has signed this ePetition.