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In pictures: Recycling in Barnet
So what about the plastics?

Barnet Council says it has not yet found an efficient way to collect plastic.

This is because it is so light, more lorries would be needed to carry it which would cost more - and it would take a huge number of bottles to build up any significant tonnage, which the recycling industry operates on, to sell on.

But it is looking at more on-street plastic recycling banks, and plastic can meanwhile be taken to the main depot for recycling, as with the bags on the left.

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