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Recycling Symbols are Confusing Consumers

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%.  

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Get Half-Price Entry to Theme Parks by Recycling Your Plastic Bottles

Some of the UK's biggest theme parks are offering visitors a great incentive to their visitors to recycle their plastic bottles, customers will see a half price discount when they recycle a 500 ml plastic bottle.  Merlin Entertainments, the owner of the attractions has joined forces with Coca Cola to offer customers better incentives for recycling.  

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Aluminium Can Recycling Could Reach 85% by 2020

A new report has been released which says by 85% of aluminium cans will be recycled by 2020, the report has called for measures to be taken, this includes more consistency for kerbside collections.  Some good news, the International Aluminium Institute said that 75% of the aluminium that has ever been produced is still in circulation now.

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Morrisons to Replace Plastic Bags with Paper for Fresh Produce

Morrisons have started selling their fresh product in brown paper bags instead of the traditional plastic ones, the 4th largest supermarket estimates the switch would result in 150 million fewer paper bags each year.  The supermarket also encourages customers to bring their own containers in and they will get extra loyalty points if they do.

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Starbucks Set to Introduce a 5p Charge of Disposable Coffee Cups

Starbucks are set to introduce a 5p charge to paper cups across their 950 UK stores, originally trialed in London for 3 months, it showed that 4% of customers started to bring their own recycling cup in.  Starbucks have said they were encouraged by the trial and were excited to roll out the scheme across England. 

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Recycling Charity Clears Up the Confusion Around Plastics

The charity RECOUP has joined forces with Norfolk Waste Partnership to develop a campaign to show how clothing can be made from recycled plastic bottles.  Students from Norfolk were asked to get creative and design items of clothing that could be made from polyester which comes from PET bottles, 9 finalists were chosen and were given materials to create their idea. 

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