Broken glasses, crockery and ceramics can be crushed to become road base, it's just that the government won't fund a seperate collection process for items like this. There is nothing that can't be recycled/reused if the political will is there.
What about all the glass jars and bottles that break being tipped into the rubbish truck?
From what I understand, these products are treated differently to your jars, bottles etc to withstand heat, hence why you can recycle jars and bottles, but not kitchen glasses.
I am no expert, but I recall reading it a few weeks back.
Why are kitchen glasses not recyclable (as glass jars are)?
This happens to me way too often! I always wrap them carefully in a paper bag and plastic bags and then into the red waste bin (in Victoria).
Yes KESAB environmental solutions what should we do with glass jars and lets say bottles which are empty and clean??????
I've been told different??
Oh no, now I feel bad about all of the broken glasses that I've put in the recycling over the years 🙁
How do you know though? If you scrunch it up and it stays scrunched, it's ok to go in your recycling bin. If it spring back, it's got plastic in it. This cannot be recycled, nor can it go to soft plastic recycling. It must go in your landfill bin along with the bows and plastic ribbon. ... See MoreSee Less
We’re putting the vast majority of the paper and cardboard our family uses in the green organics bin to be composted and restored to the earth naturally. We’re doing this because China has stopped taking our recycling and we’ve got too much recycling being stored and not being used.
Enough paper gets recycled to meet the demand for recycled paper, we have too much of it, so we compost it to avoid it going to landfill 😊
Penny Markham for your information!
Can you please explain further?
What about plastic used to wrap fresh flowers?
I'm uncertain now about when a scrunchable soft plastic is recyclable.
Also the “paper” printing paper comes wrapped in, including this Planet Ark endorsed packaging! Grrrr
Use kids drawings/paintings, material, scarves, tea towels, newspaper for wrapping instead of wrapping paper
Barbara Lockett Jeffrey Clark so you know
Streaky Bay Council
And glitter too
Why can’t it go in soft plastics recycling?
Is that the same as the backing paper off of sticky labels?
How clean does plastic wrap need to be before recycling eg bread bag with crumbs in it? Or the bag that used to have the steak in it? Or the cling wrap that was on the fruit mix for Christmas pudding (sticky as)? Our local foodland in Mitcham does not have a soft plastic recycling bin but apparently the one in Norwood does...