Help fight the war on plastic

Yellow seahorse with plastic bags and straws floating around

Plastic waste is still high on the agenda as TV documentaries continue to highlight the plight of our oceans and foreign shores.

You can help reduce plastic pollution by avoiding buying plastic which can’t be recycled and recycling as much as possible.

Here in North Somerset all white, coloured or opaque plastic packaging can be recycled in your kerbside box – and it is all recycled right here in the UK.

Find out more – and what happens to other materials – at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/where-your-recycling-goes

Find out when your next collection is by looking online. View and download your recycling, waste and garden waste calendars at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/calendars

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) also has some top tips to reduce your plastic waste at www.wwf.org.uk/updates/ten-tips-reduce-your-plastic-footprint

You can also measure your current carbon footprint at www.wwf.org.uk/carbonfootprintcalculator