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Hillingdon Council transforms plastic into products

News release: 22/10/18 - Hillingdon's recycling strategy ensures that residents' waste plastic is given a new lease of life, with collected materials being turned into a variety of household goods, from plastic bottles to garden chairs.


While some councils are reviewing their recycling strategy to stop plastic recycling in response to waste import bans by countries that once accepted the nation's recycled waste, in contrast, Hillingdon's plastic is manufactured back into a range of useful items via UK based recycling specialists, including milk bottles, fence posts, phone cases and even clothing.

Hillingdon is also one of the few local authorities in the country to still offer free weekly kerbside waste and recycling collections, and the borough has a positive recycling rate of 42 per cent, making it one of the top performing London boroughs.

Cllr Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council, said: "I am delighted that we are bucking the trend where some local councils in England have stopped, or are considering stopping, plastic recycling altogether. Our successful recycling strategy focuses on what is best for Hillingdon residents, balancing value for money, efficiency and environmental need."

Hillingdon Council also collects garden and food waste, as well as textiles for charity, in the regular weekly residential collection. Earlier this year a free bulky waste collection service was introduced for larger items.


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