Green Bin

Inside the green bin goes cardboard and garden waste.

 

 

 

When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new products are made by extracting fresh, raw material from the Earth, through mining and forestry.

Recycling helps conserve important raw materials and protects natural habitats for the future.

 

Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials – even when comparing all associated costs including transport etc.

Plus there are extra energy savings because more energy is required to extract, refine, transport and process raw materials ready for industry compared with providing industry-ready materials.

 

Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution.

As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change. Current UK recycling is estimated to save more than 18 million tonnes of C02 a year – the equivalent to taking 5 million cars off the road.

 

Black Bin

Inside the black bin goes general household waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Box

Inside the yellow box goes tins, plastic and glass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Box

Inside the green box goes paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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