Recycling experts are saying that a lot of unrecyclable material is getting put in to recycling bins which is then driving the cost up during the recycling process. This was shown when China banned the importation of plastic waste, because they were receiving so many loads that were contaminated.
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Since Milton Keynes Council introduced clear sacks from plastic it has highlighted the true problem of contamination in the area. Residents say they were shocked to see their recycling being thrown in the back of the general waste lorry after they had taken their time to spearate it. The council say that 1 in 5 is unsuitable for recycling.