If you run out of change to pay for car parking at the CitiPark in Leeds, you can now pay in plastic bottles, for each bottle they recycle, they can claim 20p off of parking. If you collect 95 bottles you can park for 24 hours for free, and 30 bottles will entitle you to park for 1 hour.
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Coca Cola Europe has laumched a new marketing campaign aimed at encouraging people to recycle their empty drinks bottles and offering a reward when they do so. Also during recycle week, Coca Cola will take over Picadilly lights and encourage passers by to recycle their plastic bottles once they have finished their drink.
The 2 Sisters Food Group have announced plans to reduce the use of plastic in its operations. They have set a new plan to reduce plastic packaging by 2020 which include the phasing out of non-recyclable bottles and cups in all of their sites.
Inmates at HMP Northumberland are set to take part in a scheme to turn old Virgin Trains uniforms into textiles, with the aim to reduce offending rates by preparing prisoners for life after prison and to support a local homeless charity by donating the then upcycled clothing.
Scientists at the University of California have developed a new recycling process that restores old lithium battery cathodes. Less than 5% of lithium batteries are recycled which means millions end up in landfill every year, the problem with this is the toxins it can release and also the supply of the precious metals used in batteries is dwindling fast.
Why not try the January recycling challenge, especially over the festive period we generate more glass recycling, but are we making the effort in which to recycle it especially when it does not lose its purity.
What can you do more when it comes to recycling at christmas? We have crafted some handy tips on how to recycle certain things at christmas, from old christmas cards to the leftover turkey.
Sainsbury's have been supporting the Poppy Appeal for more than 20 years and raised £3.2 million through collections and selling of merchandise last year. Sainsbury's are the only place you can recycle poppies, they can be broken down and recycled or repurposed into new poppies for the following year.
The 24th November is 'Buy Nothing Day', this is basically a protest against consumerism behind our throwaway society. Founded in 1992 it is traditionally celebrated on black friday in the UK and aims to focus is to curb spending habits on this day but to also create less waste.