The simple act of recycling your stuff helps to create a better, more circular economy where things can be used again and again, without the need for chopping down more trees, mining more metals or drilling more oil.
But do you really know what you can recycle where you live? Batteries? Textiles? What types of plastic? Here’s our quick guide to making recycling easy.
1. Take a few minutes to check out what you can recycle locally on Recycle Now.
3. Check out other places to recycle – is there a local recycling centre, recycling bank or supermarket that accepts recycling near you?
Stop it feeling like a chore by teaming up with your neighbours to share the trips to the recycling centre. Jackie and Naomi from Shrewsbury started in their street. Jackie explains, “Who’d have thought we would have made friends just from recycling together and doing Tip Runs? We now have 9 families sharing tip runs, taking stuff from the whole street and have saved the equivalent of 500 wheelie bins from landfill over the last 2 years. It’s amazing how much more can be recycled at the tip – batteries, clothes, oil, cartons, broken electricals, furniture! And because we know someone will be going every 2 weeks, it’s easy to keep it for recycling rather than throw it away.”