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Don’t chuck it away, use it again

Pretty much all of us are now starting to become a little bit concerned about the environment. It looks as if we have good reason to as the UK starts to get longer milder wetter winters and shorter but hotter summers. Whether the weather is any indication is still a bit unproven but one thing that we can all be sure of doing that will make a difference is recycling. According to David Attenbourgh and a very large group of scientists there is already far too much plastic in the ocean so making sure that you don’t contribute is a very good idea.

It’s not just about the individual and the residential householder. Business and commercial outlets must also play there part. Commercial recycling cheltenham way can be provided by companies like www.printwaste.co.uk and they are on hand to make sure that everyone is doing their part. What actually goes into the recycling bin? One of the first things that you’ll come to find is all that plastic packaging we seem to end up with. Whilst cellophane cannot be recycled most of the hard stuff can. The only thing that the public recycling centres generally ask is that we don’t put in dirty containers so it’s a great idea to clean out as much as you can before it goes in the bin. This is also true of tin cans, glass jars and bottles. It really slows down the whole process if the workers have to stop everything and wipe out the odd jam jar.

odd jam jar.

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The next big thing is paper and cardboard. Luckily this is one of the easiest things to turn into more of the same. The majority of current packaging is recycled as is the paper that you can write on via pads.

odd jam jar.

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What is made from all this rubbish? You might be quite surprised. Ever been to the Garden centre and bought a nice set of chairs or a lounger? Maybe a lovely arrangement of pots has caught your eye perhaps? It’s very likely that this was once a load of milk or shampoo bottles. They might even be the basic make-up of the bin you’re putting new ones into for the next collection or they are formed into playground equipment down the local park. There is also a new move to convert the strands into water and cold proof jackets. I bet you never knew that 14 milk bottles can provide the inners for a ski jacket. They can also be used to insulate a sleeping bag.