Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils
Most of the plastic food containers that householders wash out after use and put in the recycling bin cannot actually be recycled, it has emerged.
The mixture of plastics used in many yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and other containers limits the ability of councils to recycle them.
The Local Government Association says that only a third can be recycled. The rest get sent to landfill.
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