Education & Tips
Protecting the environment is everyone’s business, and even though we might pat ourselves on the back for religiously rinsing our cans of beans and putting them in the recycling, it appears that kids are head and shoulders above us when it comes to recycling knowledge.
The UK waste management charity WasteAid UK is set to run a two year plastic recycling project in Gambia that is being funded by the government. The charity has been working in Africa since 2015 and since then has set up recycling centres in 27 communities.
Recycling experts are saying that a lot of unrecyclable material is getting put in to recycling bins which is then driving the cost up during the recycling process. This was shown when China banned the importation of plastic waste, because they were receiving so many loads that were contaminated.
Research carried out by the consumer group 'Which?' has found that many people are finding the recycling symbols on packaging confusing. It is not just the recycling logos that are causing confusion, the research also showed that the Tidyman Logo was only identified by 15%.
If we teach kids how to recycle and how to take care of the planet, they will carry it with them into the future and help preserve the earth and it's resources. This article has compiled together some easy and fun ways to teach kids about recycling.
Everyone should be trying to recycle as much as they can but in some instances what do we do with certain items like lightbulbs and packing peanuts, we have produced a mini guide on what to do with some of these items.
A new app has been launched to encourage people to recycle their unwanted clothes with the incentive to buy more clothes....Around £140 million of unwanted clothing ends up in landfill in the UK with more than 60% of homes having unwanted clothes in their house.
The government has big recycling ambitions for this country, but it does not tell councils how they can be met. Over the country the recycling services provided by the local council differ widely for many different reasons.