I really wish the plastic bottle return scheme was implemented. There was talk of a scheme where you would get 25p or 50p for each plastic bottle returned.

My main barrier to plastic recycling at work is, no incentive to do so.

With so many other priorities for the day, and the need to keep shared areas clear of objects, mostly everything goes into one bin.

I’ve even found my use of prepared meals including plastic drinks increase, because staff are not included in food, except when leftovers are available.

Some companies I worked for as an agency worker allowed staff to eat, however the policies weren’t too clear.

One session you could be invited to join in with the meal after the clients, and other sessions you might find yourself told off for taking unauthorised foods like a banana!

The long shift patterns, and unpredictable facilities for preparing own food, means that the good intention to make something at work, becomes side lined, and more pre-packed meal deals are needed.

Finally when the day is finished, I return home, where I live alone, and the motivation to cook from scratch is depleted even further at having no one to share or enjoy fresh food with.

I wish the small cash back for plastic bottles scheme was introduced, or similar ways where recycling can be incentivised, rather than an extra chore, when other demands are prioritised higher on the to do list.