Soft plastics are the flimsy, lightweight plastics such as bread bags, cling film, plastic film lids, multipack wrappers, crisp packets and pet food pouches.
Large supermarket chains have introduced soft plastic recycling containers near entrances to their stores; to find out your nearest site and what types of plastics are accepted, please visit recyclenow. Please do not place them in your blue bin as they require a separate process to the other plastic pots, bottles, tubs and trays in order to be recycled.
Compostable and biodegradable plastic bags and packaging are not designed to be recycled so would cause issues with quality in the recycled materials. These types are not accepted in these containers, or in the blue bin. They are also not accepted in the brown bin as they do not break down in the In Vessel Composting process used on East Riding brown bin material. Any biodegradable or compostable item should be either composted at home or placed in the green bin.