High Street Retailer M&S has launched a recycling campaign for bras and is encouraging customers to deposit their old undies in the in-store ‘Shwop boxes.’
As many as half a million plastic bottles could be kept out of the environment in the Highlands if a deposit return scheme is introduced, according to figures published by Zero Waste Scotland.
A ground-breaking recycling initiative at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland is set to help remove over 40,000 plastic bottles from the local community.
Nestle has launched a new recyclable paper snack bar wrapper that’s thought to be the first of its kind. The firm’s YES! snack bar range will be its first product to appear in the new packaging that’s made from sustainable coated paper.
The Recycling Association has said it believes that supermarkets could be doing a lot more to reduce packaging waste than they currently are.
Recycling, composting and the reusing of waste in Scotland has risen to above 60% for the first time, the government is pleased the country is striding towards their target of 70% by 2025. The chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland has said they are happy with Scotland making progress towards a circular economy and have acknowledged the work done by councils and other agencies.
November's recycling challenge is to recycle more furniture, there are many ways to get rid of unwanted furniture like calling your local council to come and collect your old. But there are many other ways like donating to a local charity shop, upcycling or just advertising it for free for someone to collect.
Our new series looks at setting a new recycling challenge each month, October is metal recycling. Cheshire Council are determined to spread the message that metal matters, if all the metal packaging was recycled in Cheshire it would be the equivalent of taking over 1000 cars off the road.