This is RIDICULOUS. Read Mark Miodownik’s article in The Observer 13.04.14 As a designer, it’s obvious, use coloured labelling on plastic bottles to help the consumer, instead of difficult and expensive to recycle coloured tops… we consumers can re learn. Supermarkets get a grip, lead the way. We have an easy choice, to have more than 75% plastic recycling rates, which the Japanese have, after passing a law in 1995 phasing out coloured drinks bottles and tops making recycling an easier process. Mark M writes with candid reserve, but I would’ve shouted rudely. It’s outrageous. The money and energy to design a machine to eliminate the non-recyclable coloured plastic drinks tops while breaking down the easy HDPE white plastic because the supermarkets won’t dare a change? For goodness sake… I didn’t know how foolish we are.