Archive for the ‘ Recycling ’ Category

May 17th, 2010

Boots the popular high street chemist has recently expand their recycling site to allow users to recycle not only mobile phones but also digital cameras, SAT NAVs, printer ink cartridges, iPods and MP3 players.

Boots Recycle does not pay in cash but instead pays in Advantage Points which are added to your Boots card and can be used to buy any items in Boot’s shops. (more…)

February 2nd, 2010

From today all shops selling over 32kg of batteries in a year have to provide recycling points under new laws for people to drop off their old batteries.

The new recycling schemes have been put into place to help the UK hit recycling targets put in place by the EU. At the moment only 3% of batteries are being recycled it is hoped that the new laws will bring this figure up to 10% by the end of the year.

If recycling targets are not hit then the UK government could face fines of millions of pounds, these fines will be passed to battery manufacturers which in time will raise the price of batteries to consumers. (more…)

December 20th, 2009

When clearing out the house many of us will find old and unwanted items that have no use, most of these items will be thrown in the bin and end up at landfill. By following this guide not only can you reuse or recycle old household items and do your bit for the environment but also it will help you get some extra money in your pocket. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Every year in the UK alone we generate just under 435 million tonnes of waste, of this amount only 18% is being recycled, this is one of the worst rates in Europe. Recycling waste is a great way not only to help save energy but also to make a big difference to the environment. (more…)