GLAD to hear that many others, like me, are incensed at the amount of plastic waste fouling up every part of our planet and endangering every species on Earth.

Great that M&S and other retailers are pledging to make plastic packaging easy to re-cycle, and admirable that another is quoted as moving to 100 percent recyclable plastic wrap.

But all this effort is rendered utterly useless when, as your article also points out, the only plastics currently recycled by the Greater Manchester team are plastic bottles.

In Bristol, where our son lives, all plastic fruit, vegetable and meat packaging, bread wrappers, yoghurt and margarine pots, as well as plastic bottles of any description are put out in household recycling bins and collected regularly.

Shame on Greater Manchester. If one local authority can do it, why can’t others?

Moira Slack

Devonshire Road