Recycling Guide

Plastic bottles

Illustration of empty plastic bottles that contained soap, shampoo, detergent and cleaning products

Empty plastic bottles can be used to make new products. So squeeze out the air, pop on the lid and put them in the recycling!

What?

The following items belong in recycling

Empty plastic bottles that contained dairy products, laundry or cleaning detergent, shampoo, shower gel, soap, lotion, cream, vinegar, oil, sauce, plant fertiliser.

The following items do not belong in recycling

PET drinks bottles, half-full plastic bottles, drinks cartons (e.g. Tetra Pak), plastic bottles that contained DIY, gardening or motoring products, tubs or trays, cups, tubes, film or foil, refill pouches.

Important

Squeeze out the air and pop on the lid! Compressed bottles take up three times less space – in your carrier bag, the recycling container and the lorry.

Where?

Places where you can dispose of plastic bottles

It’s been possible to take back empty plastic bottles that contained household products to the disposal points at all of our stores since 2013. PET drinks bottles are collected separately.

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How?

How plastic bottles are recycled

To ensure efficient transportation, the bottles are pressed into balls, sorted and processed into granulate. The plastic recyclate is mainly used to produce cable sheathing or plastic tubing for the construction industry, but also for Migros packaging.

Did you know?

Although many vinegar, oil and sauce bottles are made of PET, they are not recycled together with the PET drinks bottles. Please put them through the slot for mixed plastic bottles.

Together for more recycling

Recycling protects the climate and conserves the Earth’s natural resources. That’s why we want to do our bit together with you.

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