The plastic recycling changes proposed in Manchester: what do you think?

We asked the people of Manchester how important they think recycling is as more councils look to expand what can go in household recycling bins.

Greater Manchester is now considering whether more plastic could be recycled ahead of a new national waste strategy set to be announced soon.

Plans which would make it possible to recycle plastic pots, tubs and trays in household bins across nine Greater Manchester councils are being prepared, as Wigan is currently the only council area where residents can recycle these in their home bins.

It comes as the city-region’s recycling rate remains below 50 % of all waste.

We asked people in Manchester how important they think it is to recycle.