Lack of communication between Veolia and Biffa's Materials Recycling Facility (MURF) - which actually reprocesses the contents of recycling bins at Enfield's Ecopark - has resulted in some serious misinformation. All those tetrapaks that Veolia says you can put in your green bin are not recycled at all - because they are lined with plastic (though Biffa say that other facilities do recycle them). This emerged when a group of local people were given a tour of the Biffa Murf facility, and took the trouble to check with Biffa whether the items listed in Veolia's recycling leaflet really are recycled!
Other questions they asked concerned:
- what to do with plastic bottle tops - answer, take them off the bottles, but put both in the bin.
- Veolia's leaflet shows newspapers tied with string - don't do this, because the string wraps itself round the machines.
- loose plastic bags - can be recycled