Further Recycling Information

Considerate capitalism and commercial recycling.

Ethical commercial recycling has taken a step in the direction of considerate capitalism and many businesses large and small are starting to consider their waste options more diligently.

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How to get involved in Recycling

There are two ways to deal with your waste at home; you can use your local council or a local recycling business.

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Why is it important to reduce, re-use and recycle?

Currently, any waste that is not recycled is put into landfill.  There are over 1500 landfill sites in the UK and as the degradable materials in them break down methane is produced, one of the greenhouse gases.

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Paper Recycling

Paper recycling has been in existence for longer than many of the newer materials which can be recycled today. Paper recycling takes waste paper and remanufactures it into a new paper product.

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Plastic Recycling

Plastic recycling is the recovery of scrap and waste plastics and the subsequent reprocessing of these into useable materials.

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Metal Recycling

Metal has been widely recycled for many years for the principle reason that all metals have a value as they are a commodity which can and is freely traded across the globe. Metals fall into 2 distinct categories of ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals, ferrous metals being magnetic and non ferrous being non magnetic.

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What do all the symbols mean?

Many different labels and symbols appear on packaging to advise people and to promote environmental awareness. The symbols all adhere to the Green Claims Code a Government produced document which sets out the standard information the public can expect to see about the environmental impact of the products they are using.

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