Petition Make it possible to be able to recycle all recyclable plastic in Jersey
Currently in Jersey we are only able to recycle plastic bottles, so other plastics (even if they are stamped as 'recyclable') are put in the general waste and likely incinerated.
Please look into including all types of recyclable plastics in various parish recycling facilities.
When plastics end up in landfills, they break down into tiny particles that contaminate the soil and waterways and enter the food chain when animals accidentally ingest them. Not to mention the polluting gases produced when plastic is incinerated, and the footprint of producing them in the first place.
Most Islanders are happy to participate in recycling, however it is very upsetting that hardly any of our plastic waste can be recycled, particularly when most supermarket products are wrapped.
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