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Turning the plastic tide

The Isle of Wight Council is working with volunteers and recycling company, TerraCycle, to recycle rigid plastic from Island beaches. Thanks to an innovative project, the waste collected from beaches on the Island is now being given a second life in the form of shampoo bottles made from up to 25 per cent recycled beach plastic; as well as recycled benches, waste bins and watering cans.

The plastics collected by local volunteer groups, with the beach cleaning contractors, will be stored in freight containers provided by TerraCycle, ready for the company to pick up, at the local depot of the council beach cleaning contractors Brighstone Landscaping.

To learn more about TerraCycle, please visit

Posted 14/09/2017 08:22

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