On Monday 20 October 2014 a charge will be enforced on single use carrier bags in Scotland. However, carrier bags only account for 3.5-5.3% of total plastics in packaging in the UK (Wrap, 2005). Plastic carrier bags, along with bottles are easily recyclable across the UK. However, what about the plastics we cannot recycle? Crisp/ confectionary packets, bubble wrap, cling film, polystyrene, plastic tubs and pots, garden pots, CD/DVD’s & their cases, to name but a few.