Within our city, the council makes a conscious effort to promote recycling and the reuse of materials. This is led by waste services and One Planet York. They have an app that you can scan to ensure so you know where the different materials can be recycled.
The issue with this is the different types of plastic used on a weekly basis in the delivery of food products. A carton of milk can three different plastics from the bottle, lid and label. Certain types of mixed plastics if dirty or difficult to separate are disposed of at the recycling stage due to the small margins made by the recycling companies and the petrochemical industry ensuring that suppliers and manufacturers use 'virgin' material.