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Sainsbury’s bottle bank is overflowing with “hundreds” of bottles littered in the East London car park

A Sainsbury’s car park in East London is currently littered with bottles of beer, wine and liquor because the store’s bottle bank is full.

The shop in Hornchurch was pictured by a resident with at least 400 bottles, which were placed next to the orange mixed glass recycling plant due to lack of space.

Bottles of various shapes and sizes were parked in the parking lot, including beer, wine, and spirits in either plastic bags or cardboard boxes.

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A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “The recycling service in our Hornchurch store has been in high demand.

“The area around the garbage cans will be cleared very soon and we have introduced additional collections.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

One of Sainsbury’s core values ​​is respect for the environment.

They describe how recycling electrical and electronic equipment and disposing of it in landfills will help prevent lead and the other harmful toxins it contains from polluting soil and water. These toxins are harmful to our environment, wildlife and also harmful to human health. ‘

On their website, the recycling facilities are clearly listed with what local stores have to offer them.

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They offer customer recycling (in the parking lot) in around 275 of their supermarkets and another 100 are community-provided facilities in their parking lots.

Sainsbury’s offers recycling for paper and cardboard, mixed plastic, mixed glass, mixed cans, batteries and textiles. Other materials that they collect in certain locations are tetrapak boxes, small electrical appliances, and books.

Hornchurch residents were surprised by the number of bottles but sympathized with Sainsbury’s efforts and said people should be more responsible.

One said, “Why don’t people take it to the landfill? That is effectively fly-dumping, isn’t it? As stupid as Sainsburys may decide it’s not worth making their parking lot look like a dump and getting rid of the trash cans!”

Another added, “I don’t think this is Sainsbury’s responsibility, to be honest. When it’s full, don’t be lazy, find another one. Trash and flies are the result of laziness.”

A local resident suggested that having a glass collection in the area would be a good idea, as some other boroughs like Barking and Dagenham do with their brown containers.

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