Are train tickets recyclable?

A common myth is that these cannot be recycled, this is in fact incorrect. Like other papers and cardboard as long as they are clean, used tickets can be placed in the paper recycling stream. The magnetic ink that forms the strip on the back of the ticket separates during the recycling pulping and washing processes. Remember to retain your ticket for barriers inspections when departing a train and then look to dispose of into a public or home recycling bin.

Train tickets are evolving, as we transition away from the orange printed tickets to digital and print at home alternatives. Try eTickets next time you travel.