Can I Recycle This?
Want to know if a particular item is recyclable or not? Then we may or may not have the answer, but we will get it for you!
If you are looking for somewhere to recycle your asthma inhaler, then you will be pleased to know that a recycling service is available in many pharmacies and GP surgeries. The Complete the Cycle programme recycles asthma inhalers of all brands and manufacturers them into new products.Read more »
Any household with children will know just how many felt tip pens pass through their doors over the years. And it seems that the vast majority of them will meet a premature end when the smaller members of the family leave the lids off on a regular basis. I know I have tried everything to avoid their early demise, but the sad fact of the matter is, kids, get through tons of the things!Read more »
The good news is that Boots has now launched the UK’s first free national recycling scheme for plastic contact lenses and the little plastic cases that we throw away every day. There are several options available to you.Read more »
Trying to work out which plastics you can and can’t recycle can be confusing, but the good news is that you CAN recycle most bread bags and in fact most stretchy plastics! This also includes fresh fruit and veg bags, frozen veg bags, wrappers for nappies and toilet rolls, some postal packaging and also bubble wrap.Read more »
We wanted to find out if the rumours were true – that Quality Street wrappers are in fact biodegradable. We decided to ask Nestle directly and find out the facts.Read more »
Most plastic bottle tops are made from a plastic that can be recycled, but the vast majority of local authorities do not have the equipment or facilities to process them, particularly small bottle tops. This is often because the bottle tops are too small to go through the machinery, and can cause a problem in the process.Read more »
Having heard conflicting advice from different areas about whether wrapping paper could be recycled or not, we decided to check each county website in turn. It would appear that in the majority of cases, wrapping paper is accepted for recycling as long as it is free of glitter and plastic, and doesn’t spring back when you scrunch it. Tape and ribbon should also be removed!Read more »
We buy James Wellbeloved dog food anyway because frankly, it is a great product, but when somebody asked about buying dog food in recyclable packaging it got me thinking! I had always assumed the packaging was paper, and therefore recyclable, but I thought I had better check! And here is what I was told! Disappointing!Read more »
Whether you have a shoe collection of Imelda Marcos sized-proportions, or see them as a functional item to protect your feet, we all have shoes. And at some point those shoes will come to the end of their useful life to you. But what happens to them then? What should we do with our pile of unwanted shoes?Read more »
Well, rubber is in fact recyclable strictly speaking, but you would need an awful lot of them to make it worth anybody’s while. Some people may even say it’s compostable given that it is originally made from a natural product, but the processing it goes through to form it into products can make it very slow or even impossible to decompose.Read more »