Electricals

Electricals Once your electricals have been recycled they could be used for things like shipbuilding, galvanising railings and lampposts, in jewellery or musical instruments. How are electricals recycled? After being collected, electricals are taken to a reprocessing plant where they are shredded into small pieces. Using various processes, different types of metal and plastic are separated. Each individual type of… Continue Reading Electricals

Food

Food Once recycled food waste creates bio-fertiliser and biogas, used to  generate electricity, heat and transport fuel. How is food waste recycled? After it is collected food waste is taken to an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility. Here the liners are removed and sent to an energy from waste plant and turned into electricity. Through AD, micro-organisms break down the food… Continue Reading Food

Garden waste

Garden waste Once your garden waste has been recycled, it is turned into compost or soil conditioner. How is garden waste recycled? After being collected, anything that can't be composted is removed from your garden waste, which is then shredded and laid out in a long line. It decomposes and, once it has broken down, is used as compost, which… Continue Reading Garden waste

Swishing

Swishing What is swishing? Swishing (or clothes swapping) parties are a great way to get a new wardrobe or refresh your current one without buying new clothes. At a swishing event you get together with friends, family, and others to swap your  wearable clothes and accessories like shoes, boots, bags and belts. You can simply organise an informal clothes swapping session… Continue Reading Swishing

Share your recipe ideas

Share your recipe ideas Please share your recipes with us and they might appear on the website, Facebook and Twitter. Please include as much detail as you can, including weights of ingredients, step by step instructions and cooking times. You can share general food tips online too. All submissions are checked by a member of our team before being published and we… Continue Reading Share your recipe ideas

Share your food hints and tips

Share your food hints and tips Please share your food tips with us and they might appear on the website, Facebook and Twitter. You can share recipes online too. All submissions are checked by a member of our team before being published and we reserve the right not to publish each hint or tip that is submitted. Thanks for helping others to… Continue Reading Share your food hints and tips

Tins and cans

Tins and cans Food tins and drinks cans are made from steel or aluminium. Both of these items can be turned into new tins and cans again and again without any loss of quality. How are tins and cans recycled? After being collected from your recycling bin, your tins and cans are transported to a sorting facility, where they are… Continue Reading Tins and cans

Plastics

Plastics Once your plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays have been recycled they could become a picnic bench, football shirt or children's toy. How are plastics recycled? After being collected from your recycling bin, your plastics are transported to a sorting facility, where they are separated from other recyclable materials like paper, cardboard, tins, cans and glass. The plastics are… Continue Reading Plastics

Paper and card

Paper and card Paper mills make a variety of papers from different recycled materials including; newspapers, cardboard boxes, writing paper, toilet rolls and tissue paper. In only seven days your newspaper could be recycled and made into next week's newspaper. How is paper and card recycled? After being collected from your recycling bin, your paper and card is transported to… Continue Reading Paper and card

Glass

Glass Once your glass bottles and jars have been recycled they become either more glass bottles and jars, or are ground up to be used in roads. How are glass bottles and jars recycled? After being collected from your recycling bin, your glass is transported to a sorting facility, where it is separated from other recyclable materials like paper, cardboard,… Continue Reading Glass