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Supermarket Recycling Facilities

Soft plastics, plastic films, plastic bags and wrapping, flexible plastics – whatever you call them; these can now be recycled at your local supermarket.

Out of 311,000 tonnes of plastic wrapping that is placed on our shelves, only 6% is recycled.

That’s why UK supermarkets have joined forces to collect one of the last plastics that can’t be widely recycled at home.

Recycle your plastic bags and wrapping at supermarkets

Whether it’s bread bags or frozen food bags, crisp packets or pet food pouches, loo roll wrap or chocolate wrappers – you can now recycle all of these at more than 4000 supermarkets.

By recycling together, we can make change for the better and have a positive impact on the planet.

Top tips for recycling plastic bags and wrapping:

  • Check out our Recycling Locator to find your nearest supermarket recycling point.Ensure bags and wrapping are food-free and as clean as possible – this will mean it’s in the best possible condition for recycling.
  • Keep your used, clean plastic bags and wrapping all together and take in bulk on your next supermarket trip.
  • Whether it’s stashed in a cupboard under the sink or bundled together in a bag by your front door – find a storage system that works for you.Add a reminder on your shopping list to take it back with you to the shop.

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  • Plastic carrier bags

  • Bread bags

  • Frozen food bags

  • Delivery bags

  • Cereal liners

  • Toilet roll wrapping

  • Multi-pack wrapping

  • Salad, pasta, and rice bags

  • Cheese, fish and meat wrapping

  • Crisps, sweet bags, biscuit and chocolate wrapping

  • Baby, pet food, detergent and cleaning pouches

  • Flexible plastic packaging lids

  • Compostable and biodegradable bags and wrapping

  • Cardboard packaging

  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays

  • Bubble wrap and cling film


Recycle your plastic bags and wrapping at supermarkets