March 2021

ZERO WASTE ADDINGHAM

QUIZ ANSWERS

Thank you to all who completed the quiz. There were 28 responses of which 9 were correct.

We asked:  ‘What should you do with the following items?’

1              Black plastic food tray.

                Answer:   Place in the residual waste bin.

                A number of people said place in the recycle bin. However, the  sorting machine at the recycling  depot cannot ‘ see’ black plastic. 

2              Unused/out of date pills.

                Answer:  Take to the pharmacy

                The chemicals in pills need to be disposed of correctly which is why  you should not put  them in  the residual waste bin.

3              Mirror/glass.

                Answer:  Take to the council recycling centre.

4              Plastic toys.

                Answer:  Take to the council recycling centre.

5              Left over paint.

                Answer:  Take to the council recycling centre.

6             Clean pizza box.

               Answer: Deposit in the recycle bin.

7            Shredded paper.

               Answer: Deposit in the recycle bin (BUT inside something like a cereal box).

8            Used batteries.

              Answer: Take to the Coop or to the council recycling centre.

9           Small electrical items.

             Answer: Take to Pura Eco Store or to the council recycling centre.

10         Unwanted clothes.

             Answer: Take to The Sailor or to the council recycling centre.

11        Polystyrene packaging.

            Answer: Deposit in the residual waste bin.

12        Light bulb.

            Answer: Take to the council recycling centre.

           These should not be put in the residual waste bin owing to the chemicals used in the          manufacturing process.

13      Empty medicinal blister pack.

          Answer: Deposit in the residual waste bin.

           These should not be put in the recycling bin as the components cannot be separated.

14      Empty butter/margarine tub.

           Answer: Deposit in the recycle bin.

15       Aluminium foil

           Answer: Deposit in the recycle bin.

It was pleasing to see that a number of answers to the above questions said

“REUSE IT”.