By Jon

What Can Be Recycled In Your Local Area?

It’s shocking how much can be recycled but isn’t. A London-based group, Wastewatch.org, found in a study that households in the UK are recycling more than 20 per cent of their rubbish on average. This figure sounds OK until you realise that over 60 per cent of what we throw away is actually recyclable material. Basic awareness and campaigns of what can actually be recycled from within our households will dramatically bump up that percentage. Recycling is easy, convenient, and more people will if they know exactly what can be taken out of the rubbish bin.

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A Case of Recycle Obsession

I have a friend once who is absolutely enamoured with the concept of recycling. Why, you would have thought that she had joined a religious cult. She approached recycling with the kind of overzealous approach one would expect from a fanatic. Her every waking moment was literally consumed with the concept of recycling.

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The How and Why of Recycling

Step number one for setting up your home recycling program is to determine how the bins are set up at your municipal recycling centre. Do they only offer a simple cardboard, paper, plastic type of operation or is it something more sophisticated?

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Research from recycling experts shows UK lags behind rest of Europe

We were recently approached to see if we would like to put together a study on recycling rates across Europe. We were delighted to be asked and used information that had been compiled by the relevant environment agency of each country along with some of our own research to follow on from this. Below you will find the press release that has achieved national and international press coverage. 

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A Lazy Man's Guide to Recycling

Every day you hear about global warming and how this will affect everyone in the future. You know you should be doing something to keep the planet clean for future generations, but you haven't quite figured out where to start or what to do. This guide will give you a good starting point for recycling at home and help you on your way to getting a greener future.

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Recycling Rates Across Europe Infographic

Recyclingbins.co.uk has produced an infographic showing municipal solid waste (msw) rates within Europe and the USA. With the European Environment Agency already stating that many countries in Europe will fail to reach the European directive of recycling at least 50% by 2020, it is important that Britain continues the trend over the last 10 years of having the fastest growing recycling rate in Europe.

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