Almost a third of plastic packaging in supermarkets is 'either non-recyclable or difficult to recycle' - plastic film packaging
Almost the third plastic package used in British supermarkets is either not
A consumer group has found it possible to recycle through a roadside or retailer collection plan, or it is difficult to recycle.
This calls on the government to enforce clear and simple recycling labels after it finds that up to 29 PCs of packaging may be landfill.
Investigation of 27 cases by the Supervisory Authority
Brand goods from 10 major supermarkets found the lowest proportion of Lidl's extensive recyclable packaging at 71%, followed by Iceland (73%), Ocado (74%) and Sainsbury (75%)
The best performing is Morrisons, which has 81% of the test product packaging that is easy to recycle.
The researchers pointed out that Morrisen packed the chocolate cake in a plastic box that could be widely recycled, while Lidl's cake was made by non-
In a widely recyclable box, there is a film that is not recyclable
No matter which supermarket comes from, packaging can be recycled, such as easy-
Peel oranges with a mesh with plastic labels.
The simple peeling Net cannot be recycled through the kerbside collection or supermarket recycling bank, which may cause a failure if they end up in the sorting plant by mistake.
A large part of the package
As many as 10% of a basket of goods from witrose --
It can only be recycled at the supermarket collection point instead of roadside.
However, this is not always clear on the label, while another survey shows that only 9% of shoppers always or often bring packaging back to the supermarket for recycling.
They said they found that there was a "huge" inconsistency in the recycling label, that some items were not labeled at all and that some packages were labeled non-
It can be recycled in supermarket banks.
Labels for other products are only visible after the food is opened for packaging, so it doesn't help shoppers trying to make thoughtful choices on the supermarket aisle.
Nikki Stafford, director of research and publishing, said: "It's believed that more can be done to increase the number of recyclable packages and the way they are labeled so that consumers know what can be recycled, and how to recycle.
"The plastic pollution crisis makes it more important than ever that governments, manufacturers and supermarkets do their best to eliminate unrecyclable plastics and promote the use of less destructive packaging.
"We fully support the need to address this important issue of plastic waste, which is why we recently launched an ambitious plastic reduction target," Lidl said, A task force dedicated to the implementation of those commitments was also established.
"We are conducting a comprehensive review of our entire packaging footprint and estimate that our vast majority of packages can be widely recycled in accordance with industry standard oprolactin (packaging recycling labels.
"Therefore, we do not believe that the small sample used in the report represents or reflects our entire product range.
A Defra spokesman said: "As the amount of garbage sent to landfill sites decreases, the recovery rate is rising, however, more needs to be done to further reduce the avoidable waste, and recycling more waste, which will be part of the resource and waste strategy we have developed later this year