For this post I'll keep it short n sweet and deliver just the facts that the intended post was going to contain.
I read today that Innocent Smoothies have reduced the amount of non recyclable plastic they send to landfill by 200 tonnes annually just by removing the ring pull from their smoothie cartons.
In my line of work we have a nastier piece of non recyclable material which was introduced to the world in 1958. It's called the cable tie. Or, dependant on where you are from the 'zip-tie' or 'tie wrap'. Now don't get me wrong, the cable tie is a very useful little product and this is proven by its worlwide popularity. But, and it's a fairly big but, it has downsides. It's a single use product, it's non recyclable and in my opinion is one of the most wasteful products used in construction.