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Be Green on Halloween

Halloween is ever increasing in popularity, which means an increase in parties, decorations and getting dressed up, despite all this you can still cut down on your waste and recycle more.  

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Walkers Crisps Launches Recycling Scheme for Crisp Packets

After a protest from the public, Walkers have now introduced a nationwide scheme for recycling crisp packets.  This all started after campaigners started attaching freepost lables to the back of crisp packets and sending them back.  The scheme will help enourage customers to drop their empty crisp packets at public collection points.  

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Recycling Roundup 24th September

This weeks Recycling Roundup includes stories of a keen 5 year old recycling campaigner is the new star of a Wigan council recycling campaign, the plastics charity Recoup the consfusion behind plastics packaging is down the the budget cuts are local authorities, and finally the recycling minister has said that household recycling rates are collapsing.

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The Race to Find a Sustainable Car Battery Recycling Solution

The biggest challenge we face when it comes to recycling car batteries is the emergence of electric cars and hybrids, these cars use lithium ion batteries which are more complex and could be more hazardous than the standard car batteries.  Some companies are trying to lead the way to find viable solutions for disposal of these new batteries.

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Sheffield Council Under Fire for Failing to Recycle All Plastics

Sheffield council said it had the best recycling rates in South Yorkshire, but they have been criticised for the introduction of brown recycling bins that are going to replace the blue recycling boxes due to the fact they wont be accepting all plastic items, this includes yoghurt pots, carrier bags and margarine tubs.  

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Coca-Cola Launches Recycle Week Recycling Campaign

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.  

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