We use batteries every single day in our lives, whether it be the battery in your car or the batteries in your TV remote, batteries contain hazardous chemicals and harmful metals but still are recyclable. You would have noticed in your local supermarket somewhere in the shop there is a battery recycling point, as of 2010 any retailers that sell over 32kg of batteries per year have to provide recycling facilities in store.
How To Recycle
When your mattress comes to the end of its life, what do you do with it? Some companies will pick up your old mattress in receipt of a new one, but if they do not offer that service it is a large bulky item to try and dispose of, but mattresses can be recycled either by using a designated company or if it is in good condition charities will accept them.
UK consumers buy a lot of electronic gadgets and around and with the tenchology moving so fast there is a lot of electronic waste being produced, it is estimated around 2 million tonnes of electronic waste is produced each year in the UK alone and that it is the fastest waste growing waste stream.
If everyone recycled just 1 can of air freshner there would be enough energy saved to power 273,000 Tvs for a year, many people are unaware that recycled aerosol containers can be turned into something useful like mobile phone parts, 8 out of 10 people were unaware.