Black plastic

black plastic

The majority of black plastic packaging is coloured using carbon black pigments, which the optical sorting systems in plastics recycling plants can't pick up. This means anything made from black plastic usually ends up as residue and is sent to landfill or incinerated instead. It's best not to buy any black plastic products or anything that comes in black plastic packaging, but if you do, throw the black plastic in your rubbish bin rather than your recycling.