Turkish dumps are where much of the UK’s recycling ends up. We need to be much more careful about putting our rubbish, especially plastic, out to be collected by the council. At the very least, we can:-
use our own shopping bags;
not take unnecessary packaging back with us from shopping trips (e.g plastic wraps around bananas); and
compost as much organic material at home as possible.
Did you know that shops are required to deal with their own waste? This means that you can take unnecessary packaging off goods and leave it at the checkout.