Education & Tips
What can you do more when it comes to recycling at christmas? We have crafted some handy tips on how to recycle certain things at christmas, from old christmas cards to the leftover turkey.
Christmas is that time of year where everyone kicks back and relaxes, but have you thought how christmas can affect the environment, do you dispose of your leftover turkey or do you salvage the rest and dispose correctly and do you recycle your christmas cards or do you just throw them away? Below is a fun mini quiz to find out if you are on the naughty or nice list.
A survey conducted by Repic has claimed that people are failing to recycle electronic goods because they are concerned about the security of their data, a total of 69% of people were concerned about their personal data being stolen or accessed during the recycling process.
With all of the bins, boxes and collection points available, why are people still not recycling? There are many reasons for this, like too confusing, no incentive and that thet cannot see it makes a difference. There are even some products which you may not even know can be recycled such as packing peanuts, cooking oil and some forms of paint.
Over the coming years you will more likely see more electric cars on the market, with technology advances electric cars are viable replacements for petrol and diesel cars. The governemt currently run a scheme where you can get a grant of up to £5000 for anyone wanting an electric car but are they currently worth it, for example if you do not plan ahead you could be strandred if you have not charged your car fully.
Recycling is not a new thing, since the global population has increased the demand for raw materials has been on the rise. For example in ancient times brokem glass was recycled into new items and bronze coins were reused and turned into ornaments in Ancient Rome, more recently during the War everything from scrap metal and cooking fats were used to help the war effort.
After you have washed and placed your recycling in your bins or boxes for collection, do you know what happens to it? Well after it is collected it has to be separated further and any contamincation is removed well before they can be made into new products and materials.
It is always reported that recycling is best for the environment, but are they wrong? For example some councils have an all in one recycling scheme where all recyclables are put in the same box and the processing plant separates them, this causes extra sorting and more machinery being used which produces more pollution.
The benefits of recycling are huge and its effects touch people from all corners of the globe. There has been a lot of emphasis over the last 5-6 years on recycling and gradually more and more attitudes are changing towards it.