Recycling is good for the environment and our planet. Everyone knows that we can recycle household waste, mobile phones, electronics and paper. However you probably didn’t know that there are also many other strange and wonderful items that can be recycled to put a little extra money in your pocket, here is a list of the weirdest. Read the rest of this entry »

August 3rd, 2012

by Stephen Roper

This Week the 18th – 24th June 2012 is the ninth Recycle Week in the UK and this year the focus is on boosting the amount of plastic bottles that are sent in to be recycled.

With the London Olympics 2012, the Paralympics and Wimbledon approaching fast many drinks will be drunk and many plastic bottles will end up in the bin. It’s not just drink bottles that are ending up in the bin but also toiletry bottles, margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, egg boxes, fruit punnets and anything else made of plastic that can be found in the house are ending up at Britain’s landfill sites. In fact in the UK less than 50% of plastic items are currently going in our recycling bins out of a staggering 15 million that are being used every day. Read the rest of this entry »

June 19th, 2012

by Stephen Roper

Popular high street retailer Marks and Spencer have recently launched a new clothes box recycling scheme in partnership with charity, Oxfam.

Over 10,000 items of clothing are thrown in the bin every 5 minutes which amounts to over a billion items a year. Over 500,000 tonnes of these items will end up at landfill where they will take many years to fully break down causing further damage to the environment. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25th, 2012

by Stephen Roper

A new mobile trade in site has recently been launched by electronics retailers PC World and Curry’s which will allow you to trade in your unwanted mobile and tablet devices in return for vouchers which can be spent in stores or online. Read the rest of this entry »

March 22nd, 2012

by Stephen Roper

According to the latest figures published last week by the Environment Agency the UK is now more than doubling the small WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment) targets that were set by the European Union for the year ending 2011.

The figures that were published showed that through 2011, 31,331 tonnes of small household WEEE were collected. This works out at 8.3kg of WEEE per person, the target states that 4kg must be recycled per head, based on a population of around 62 million. In percentages 34.3% of all electronic equipment that was sold in 2011 was recycled correctly, this compares to 31.5% in 2010, but these amounts are still some way short of the 45% target set by the EU for 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

March 8th, 2012

by Stephen Roper