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Plastic packaging film

What this includes:

Recycle, reuse or dispose

Try to avoid using. 

Check where you can recycle plastic packaging film locally.

Plastic films are used to wrap:

  • bakery products
  • breakfast cereals
  • grocery produce (fresh and frozen)
  • multi-packs (shrink wrap)
  • newspapers and magazine wrappers
  • household goods (e.g. toilet roll, nappies and kitchen roll wrappers)

Do not include metallic, degradable, or dirty plastic films. Paper labels should be removed.

Reduce waste by buying food with minimal packaging.


See also

Find out more about recycling plastic film from the Recycle Now website.