An eye-catching campaign to promote plastics recycling has been launched by the Suffolk Waste Partnership.
The 1950s-themed “Plastics – know your place!” promotion aims to reduce confusion about which plastics can be recycled and where.
According to the partnership, more than 9,000 tonnes of plastic is thrown into landfill costing Suffolk taxpayer's £800,000 in disposal charges.
“This means that 50% of all the recyclable plastics in Suffolk currently end up in landfill. We hope this campaign will inspire our residents to help improve our recycling rate, help save money and make Suffolk an even Greener County,” said Councillor Peter Stevens, chair of the Suffolk Waste Partnership.
The campaign will be run across print media, social media sites and YouTube. Plastics recycling roadshows are being held in Felixstowe, Ipswich, Sudbury and Lowestoft over the coming weeks.