Veolia recycling waste

Biggest Recycling Myths Debunked

Do you need to remove the plastic lid when you recycle a water bottle?
What do you do with those widgets in Guinness cans?
What do all the green symbols mean?

We have the answers!

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Before lockdown WIRED visited Veolia's recycling plant in Southwark, South London, to ask about some of the most common recycling myths. 

Veolia handles the waste from more than two million Londoners. Every single hour it processes 14 tonnes of recyclable content that we throw away.

This video was produced as part of Digital Society, a publishing partnership between WIRED and Vontobel where all content is editorially independent.

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