Many of you will have seen the BBC’s programme War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita and we’d like to reassure you about what happens to your recycling in Somerset. In a detailed SWP Plastics Q&A, we’ll be answering some commonly asked questions, like “where does my recycling end up?” and “how can I do more?”. We’ll be explaining that you can have absolute confidence in the way we handle your recycling, because we’re leading the way in being open and transparent. We’ll explain how the way we recycle is just as important as why we should; and tell you about our exciting plans to keep improving what we do. Get the key questions answered here: SWP Plastics Q&A (NB: Somerset Waste Partnership has paused the introduction of the new Recycle More service, mentioned in the Q&A, due to disruption and delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.) Meanwhile, the tide is turning on disposable plastics as people realise the everyday small steps they can take to reduce reliance on plastics, not only helping the environment but your pockets as well. It all boils down to choices – shop around, spend a little more to avoid packaging, select the less packaged item or perhaps simply peel and chop the veggies yourself. Sign up – My Pledge Against Preventable Plastic to make a difference now.