Posts Tagged ‘ Plastic Recycling ’

June 19th, 2012

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. (more…)

October 10th, 2011

Pen and stationary manufacturer, BIC has recently announced that they will be the first UK company to launch a recycling scheme for pens, markers and highlighters.

Every year over 10 million non-biodegradable pens end up at landfill sites around the world. Old pens contain nylon, polyester, polypropylene, steel and many chemicals all of which can be harmful to the environment. (more…)