The low-down on labels

Packaging labels and recycling symbols appear on lots of everyday items and help us to identify how different types of packaging can be recycled. The labels help explain whether the packaging is likely to be collected for recycling or if consumers can take it to local recycling centres. As councils do not all collect the same materials, the labels are based on what the majority collect, or do not collect.

Remember: not all packaging will have a recycling label, but this doesn't mean you can't recycle it!

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