Ireland’s new recycling list

Check out the new list at

This is a useful guide, but disappointing to read the advice to put aluminium foil and trays in the general waste bin as they can often be easily cleaned and recycled – the Recycle Now website in England has a video on how to recycle aluminium at

Also its not always clear what food plastic packaging is recyclable and what isn’t, as the advice on the packaging is often to check with your local recycling provider.

The best option, of course, is to try to avoid packaging wherever possible by buying loose food and lobbying our shops to phase out unrecyclable packaging.