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How To Teach Kids About Recycling

If we teach kids how to recycle and how to take care of the planet, they will carry it with them into the future and help preserve the earth and it's resources.  This article has compiled together some easy and fun ways to teach kids about recycling.

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The Good Recycling Guide

The government has big recycling ambitions for this country, but it does not tell councils how they can be met.  Over the country the recycling services provided by the local council differ widely for many different reasons.  

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Can Fireworks Be Recycled

Firework night has been and gone now but are they recyclable?  They generally cannot be recycled and should ideally be soaked in water after use to ensure the flammable materials are removed, sparklers also do not have the ability to be recycled due to the metal being coated in many different fuels and oxidisers.  

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How to Recycle - Mattresses

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.

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Why People Don't Recycle as Much as They Should

With all of the bins, boxes and collection points available, why are people still not recycling?  There are many reasons for this, like too confusing, no incentive and that thet cannot see it makes a difference.  There are even some products which you may not even know can be recycled such as packing peanuts, cooking oil and some forms of paint.  

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How is Recycling Sorted?

After you have washed and placed your recycling in your bins or boxes for collection, do you know what happens to it?  Well after it is collected it has to be separated further and any contamincation is removed well before they can be made into new products and materials. 

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Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment

It is always reported that recycling is best for the environment, but are they wrong?  For example some councils have an all in one recycling scheme where all recyclables are put in the same box and the processing plant separates them, this causes extra sorting and more machinery being used which produces more pollution.

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The Benefits of Recycling

We think recycling is just an everyday chore , but do people think of the benefits of recycling your items, recycling paper saves trees is the obvious one but when it comes to plastic and glass the energy saved can save wildlife and carbon emmissions.  So it would be benficial in the long term if everything that can be recycled is. 

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Recycling Around the World: Belgium

Belgium has the highest recycling rate in Europe and it is no fluke.  The country has had a waste decree in place since 1981 which has set targets for reducing the amount of waste in households whether it be through home composting or just general recycling, these were so successful that their original goals were exceeded and more had to be set.  

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