Nick Martin with SkyNews, in the UK, wants to know more about what happens to the products put into the recycling. It would appear many of us are confused about what can or cannot be recycled, or how it should be recycled. For example, did you know that almost all plastic food packaging is not recyclable? Nick Martin takes a trip to follow his recyclables locally and internationally. From a sorting plant to Hong Kong, he discovers the truth about recycling and the true path taken by the materials that come in.
Household recycling often contains a lot of contamination, which limits the marketability of the material. How should attitudes about recycling change to correct this? Why are there so many rules? What is the National Sword, and why was it created? What are the business aspects of plastic? How lucrative is the plastic market?
Follow Nick Martin and his recycling in the UK by watching this 45: 59-minute news report;