Part of the show Recycling, Water Use and Problem Plastic
Peter via email asked:
Why are we encouraged to shred all paperwork but we're not allowed to put shredded paper in the recycling bin?
I believe it's because small shreds of paper would clog up the paper reprocessing system but I think it depends on your local authority and the paper mill it goes to. Of course you can also compost shredded paper, which is a nice alternative.