Green Champions

What Can Be recycled? 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle 

What Can Be Recycled
The current UK recycling rate is hovering around 45%. While this is not bad, we could do better. However, even the avid recyclers among you will admit that you sometimes struggle to work out what can be recycled. It turns out that you can recycle more than you think, and some of the items might surprise you. Here are 10 things you didn’t know you could recycle.

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Greenest Cities: Adelaide, Australia 

Greenest Cities
When it comes to sustainable living, some cities just lead the way. Adelaide in Australia is no exception. One of Australia’s greenest cities, it's home to 50% of South Australia’s native plant species as well as 75% of the native birds.   Because of its natural resources, Adelaide is in an area designated as a Natural Resource Management Region. Here’s how it’s become one of the world’s greenest cities.

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ASDA's Clothes Recycling Scheme 

ASDA's Clothes Recycling Scheme 

George at ASDA has launched a clothes recycling scheme that will give customers rewards for bringing back their unwanted clothes. In partnership with Yellow Octopus Group which helps businesses become more sustainable. ASDA Northern Ireland has a scheme where customers receive a 10% off voucher which they can use online at George. Customers just have to locate a participating store then they can get a label or QR code so they can drop off their old and unwanted items. 

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Laughing Gas Canisters: What You Can Do When You Find Them and how to recycle them?

Laughing Gas Canisters

Discarded laughing gas canisters are becoming an increasingly familiar sight on our pavements and in our parks. These small steel bottles contain nitrous oxide or ‘laughing gas’ which has become a recreational drug of choice for party and festival-goers.

Nitrous oxide is a light anaesthetic in dentistry or to charge whipped cream aerosols. As a drug, the gas it provides is transferred from the canister into a balloon and inhaled. The high that users get is brief, so you’ll often find a large number of discarded canisters in the same place.

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Green Celebrities: Chris Martin

Chris Martin
As well as being the multiple Grammy award-winning frontman of Coldplay. Chris Martin is a passionate advocate of sustainability and fair trade practices. From pausing a tour until he figured out how it could be more sustainable to campaigning for Fair Trade and raising money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Here is what makes Chris Martin a Green Celebrity. 

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Costa Coffee's Recycling Revolution

Costa Coffee is set to become the first coffee chain in the UK to pledge it will recycle the same amount of disposable cups as it sells with the aim to stop the huge number already ending up in landfill which is currently around 500 million.  The company director is hoping that doing this will dispel the myth about coffee cups not being reyclable.

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