Manchester's recycling rate has increased in the last year by 8% through the introduction of the new 'slim bins.' The residents received new 140 litre wheelie bins to replace their old 240 litre. The council are saying that not only has this increased the recycling rate but also created a saving of almost £2.4 million.
Nappies, incontinence pads and sanitary products are a major player in what ends up in landfill, over 1 million tonnes in the UK alone are produced each year, but now scientists in Aberystwyth have provided a solution which may stop all this ending up in landfill.
Sky have had great success with their campaigns in recent times, for example the rainforest campaign managed to save 1 billion trees in Brazil, and now they are turning their attention to the problem with plastic in the ocean. It is not impossible to reduce this, we can all start by recycling the plastic bottles we use.
Our Green Champions series is back and this issue we take a look at the 7 year old boy who is helping to save the planet with his recycling business, starting when he was just a toddler, Ryan Hickman has found a passion for recycling and has grown his business impressively so far he has his college fund up and running and has become a patron of the Pacific Marine Mammal Centre. All at such a young age.
With the 6 nations now over and done with for another year, recycle for Wales used this as an oppurtunity to push their message across, they wanted people to know that recycling food waste that is not edible such as tea bags and banana skins can help power your tv and power your lights.
In the recycling world, Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sports Bottles are villains, this is mainly down to a mix of materials that are in the packaging which are near impossible to recycle, these are then rejected at the recycling facility.
Carlisle Council are set to launch their imprioved recycling service this summer, this includes the kerbside collection being extended to more residents, a new collection schedule which means their rubbish is collected on the same day each week to help with confusion.