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3. Is my recycling really being reprocessed? I’ve heard it goes to landfill?

Your recycling is not being dumped in landfill. The recycling you put out for us to collect at the kerbside is recycled – and mostly here in the UK – into new glass bottles, car parts, aeroplane components, cardboard and more. A small percentage is reprocessed in Europe, again legally, responsibly and ethically.