According to the website for the City of Westminster, the public saved approximately £1/2 a million because of their diligence in recycling. It’s NICE SAVE scheme is working nicely to promote and motivate recycling in the community. The recycling rate for each ward is also published on the site. The site gives a cost-analysis that compares disposal at £53 per tonne and recycling at £30 per tonne. The target for 2013 is £1 million.

The Westminster site also announced changes to the household recycling rules. Residents can start to recycle “all wax-lined, plastic-lined and foil lined cartons, including milk cartons and Tetra Pak.”

Brighton & Howe Adds Energy Saving Light Bulbs to Recycling Efforts

Brighton & Howe City Council’s website announced that energy saving light bulbs can now be recycled at the local recycling centres. This is to include unbroken fluorescent and energy saving light bulbs. Bulbs may be dropped off at participating retailers who will then deliver them in bulk to the recycling centres.

The site has also published a highly-informative article and video pertaining to the Black box recycling scheme. An easy to understand video has been provided as well as a link to frequently asked problems.

Preston Adds Wheelie Bins

Preston City Council has announced changes to recycling that affects a few areas in Fulwood. Recycling wheelie bins are now permissible in place of the recycling boxes. The plan is to change over to the wheelie bin scheme over a period of the next three years. Residents that receive the new wheelie bins can start to use them right away. Normal use of the recycling box should continue until residents receive the wheelie bin.

In related environmental news, the site announced that three new road sweepers have been acquired by the city. They shall be deployed to help combat the growing problem of litter. Residents are reminded that littering costs them money, detracts from the city’s natural charm, and causes unwanted problems in the environment.

Oxford City Informs the Public on Food Waste Recycling

Oxford City’s website published a comprehensive page devoted to Food Waste Recycling. Information is provided regarding household collections and the weekly food waste recycling scheme. Beyond the scope of the page, there is additional information provided in a two page downloadable PDF file that can be printed out. The PDF provides a four-colour, informative poster and a Frequently Asked Questions page pertaining to food waste recycling.

On the site, additional charts and high-quality graphics are easy to understand and do an outstanding job of explaining what should, and should not be recycled using the food waste caddy that is provided to residents by the City of Oxford. A handy video entitled Love Food Hate Waste is also included on the page.

The Oxford page also includes a detailed graphic entitled “Lining Your Kitchen Bucket.” One cannot help but notice that the Oxford site is packed with information that covers

Indepth Report Added to Recycling Guide

An excellent online guide to recycling in the UK can be found at the recycling-guide.org.uk website. This site provides in depth information about general recycling principles as well as information specific to various kinds of recyclate.

The guide covers topics like school and home recycling, how different materials are recycled, and safety tips so that you’re recycling experience will be pleasurable.

Recycling, reusing and reducing waste in the environment make for a better quality of life all around. It translates into fewer emissions, less, chemicals, less contamination. That means cleaner land, air, water, energy and food for everyone.

The recycling guide website offers additional pages that discuss the wise and environment-friendly way to use electricity, gas and water responsibly. Learning to avoid waste and over-consumption is what being a model planetary citizen is all about.

The more you know about the concept of recycling, the more you will be able to use the recycling process to your advantage. Did you know, for instance, that:

  1. You can power a TV for 3 hours with the energy saved from recycling one can?
  2. A standard 60-watt light can be powered with the energy saved from one plastic bottle?
  3. Recycling one glass bottle can power a computer for almost one-half hour?

These and other fun factoids are found on the recycling guide site. You can also find a page that outlines the government targets set forth in The Landfill Directive and Waste Strategy 2000. Information about the Environment Agency and its goals are provided, along with contact information for the agency’s head office.

The answers to your recycling questions and news about waste technologies can be found online at the website for your local council or at the recycling guide web site. Do your part and motivate your community to become more educated and more involved in recycling, reusing and reducing.

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