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Recycling Roundup 21st January

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a new nationwide contact lense recycling scheme being launched, a clothes recycling bank is being removed from a retail park after a spate of flytipping around christmas time, and finally a Co-op in Ipswich is raising awareness around the towns kerbside recycling.  

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Ban Recycling Boxes to Save Binmen’s Backs Says Research

The fact that we are recycling more is great for the environment, however do we think of the toll it takes on the collectors body on a daily basis.  Research has shown that it is having a detrimental effect on binmen's backs, so is it time to ban the recycling boxes and offer an alternative?

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Think We Pioneered Recycling? Think Again

The drive for recycling is not a new concept, it dates back as early as our ancestors were repairing, recycling and reusing materials.  People often made small flint tools from old axes and ground down ceramics to new pots and materials for houses.  

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Recycling Roundup 10th December

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a recycling company in Kent has renewed its commitment to support a charity's green travel and road safety work, scientists say you can help save endangered gorillas by recycling old mobile phones, and finally Peterborough city council have had to apologise for offending residents with stickers on their wheelie bins.  

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Will Brexit Affect Recycling in the UK?

Since we announced we were leaving the EU, Brexit has been on the news on a daily basis, but will recycling be affected when it does happen?  Most of the UK's recycling rates has been down to the EU legislation with the UK currently at 44% but this was set to rise to 65% by 2030.  

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