This load of Leeds rubbish is a global commodity

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IN OUR THIRD ARTICLE MARKING RECYCLING WEEK, AISHA IQBAL VISITS A GREEN BIN WASTE SORTING FACILITY IN BEESTON, WHICH IS THE EPICENTRE OF LEEDS’S RECYCLING OPERATION.

HAVE you ever wondered what happens to that cardboard packaging or plastic bottle once you pop it into your green bin?

Chances are that the cardboard could soon be sitting in a shipping container, bound for a Chinese factory where, six weeks later, it will be re-made into cardboard, and used to pack up a TV or other product which could well be headed back this way,

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It is equally possible the plastic bottle could be sent to a factory in this country, after being flaked into tiny pieces ready to be re-created.

 

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