Re Use & Recycle

There are always things we will need to get rid of, let us guide you through the many recycling options.

Disposable Coffee Cups | The Full Picture

So disposable coffee cups annoy just about everybody, not just Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. As a nation we use 7 million disposable coffee cups EVERY day – that is 2.5 billion a year. That is just plain crazy and it doesn’t take a genius to work out the impact that is going to have on the environment. And don’t get us started about the lids, the stirrers and those gargantuan plastic smoothie cups!

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Here Comes Another New iPhone | Recycling Your Apple Products

Anybody else getting increasingly uncomfortable with the shelf life of all this very expensive technology available to us and how disposable particularly they seem to be? I know I am! And here we go again with not one new version of an iPhone, but three of them!

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Recycled Shoes from Adidas Protecting the Oceans

If you’ve ever wondered at the amount of rubbish that washes up on a beach, particularly in some of the most beautiful parts of the world, then this is a story that might make you feel optimistic about life. Sportswear manufacturers Adidas have produced the first ever pair of recycled shoes using waste products for the ocean.

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Recycle Your Run and Get a £20 Reward!

At the risk of appearing to be slightly obsessed with trainers, we couldn’t help but have an ‘air punching’ moment when we heard about this great initiative by specialist running shop, Runners Need, to ‘recycle your running shoes’. As keen runners, we find ourselves hoarding trainers, sometimes because we have an unhealthy emotional attachment to them, but more often than not, because we haven’t been able to think of a better place for them to go.

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Collect Your Stamps for Charity

There are those of us of a certain age which will no doubt remember with fondness being urged to collect postage stamps for whichever Blue Peter Appeal was applicable at the time. It was almost a way of life. Blue Peter always made the best of what everybody else was going to throw away, whether it be cereal packets, the labels off of Heinz Baked Bean tins, or postage stamps.

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Test Your Recyclable Metal Knowledge

When I think back to school days, recycling meant the crushing of the collected drinks cans at the end of the school year to send off for recycling. There was of course a local ‘bottle (and can!) bank’, but the annual event of can crushing on the playground was one not to be missed. Metals recycling at home is one of the easiest things to do, wash it out and place it in the recycling bin, the giant magnets at the MRF do the rest. Did you know though that many local recycling services include aerosols?

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