UK-based plastics recycling campaign, Pledge 4 Plastics, has launched a short film that spreads awareness on the various ways in which plastics packaging can be recycled in order to increase collection efforts. Led by member-based plastics recycling organization Recoup (Peterborough, United Kingdom), the campaign points out how people in the UK toss out 15 million plastic bottles that could be recycled and used to create a range of useful items.

The 60-second video exposes the ‘secret lives’ that pieces of plastic packaging lead after they are recycled. It also places emphasis on bottles and pots, tubs and trays (PTT), of which only 30% are recycled from UK households every year.

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