Being “The Nappy Lady” you can kind of guess that our household is fairly green. I always try to buy products with minimal packaging and where possible recyclable packaging. Frustratingly some packaging says it’s recyclable but then you can’t find anywhere to take it to be recycled! Our Council seems determined to stop this problem and has been adding new recycling options.
So what can we recycle in our area?
Our doorstep recycling collection takes:
and from this week food waste. In our previous home we composted food waste but this isn’t an option in our current home so reluctantly i’ve been having to throw it away.
At the local supermarket we can recycle these additional items:
Books, CD’s and clothing (either in the supermarket donation bins or at charity shops)
Plastic containers (eg yoghurt pots),
and this week a new one – aerosols
At the local dump (or now officially known as the recycling centre)
Toys – working toys go to the charity shop to be reused but broken ones can now be recycled,.
My Son’s school collects postage stamps for charity.
My Mum collects plastic milk bottle tops for a work colleague who collects them for a wheelchair charity; (although i remain sceptical that this isn’t some hoax as i’ve read about this on the internet.) My Mum remains convinced it’s genuine and has been passing them on for a long time now(sorry Mum i still don’t believe it!)
Baby equipment i try to pass on or sell. Many of my items i bought second hand to save money and reduce the need to produce new products (it’s important not to forget reduce and reuse as well as recycle)
So what’s left?
I’m really struggling to think of what we can’t easily recycle? Plastic sellophane such as the cover on meat, breakfast cereal bags, pasta packaging. Birthday wrapping paper (although if i have time i get the kids to make our own by painting pictures on plain white/brown paper which is recyclable). Toothbrushes.
Am i missing anything as at this rate i don’t think i’ll need our wheelie bin emptied for a year!
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