Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils
Most of the plastic food containers that householders wash out after use and put in the recycling bin cannot actually be recycled, it has emerged.
The Local Government Association says that only a third can be recycled. The rest get sent to landfill.
The LGA wants plastics manufacturers to work with councils to prevent materials that limit recycling entering the system in the first place.