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Recycle

 

What does recycle mean?

 

Recycle means using things that have already
been used, to make new things. 

Only recycle when you can't reduce or reuse.

 

Top Tips

 

Here are some ways in which you can do this:

  • Encourage your parents to use the weekly
    recycling service provided by the council.
    The Authority collects food waste, garden waste, paper,
    cardboard, glass, plastic containers/bottles and tins & cans.

    Bins - what goes in which bin?

  • Don’t throw away old clothes, toys, books, CDs, or videos.
    Instead, take them to a charity shop, car boot sale or jumble sale. That way someone else can use them.
  • Encourage your parents to make or buy a compost bin or worm composter. Use these to compost uncooked kitchen waste and garden waste, which you can use to grow new food or flowers.
  • Buy recycled. It's only by buying things made from recycled materials that you will make it worthwhile to recycle things in the first place.

So remember to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your waste. It is much better to Reduce waste in the first place as then there is less to deal with. Reusing things is the second best option as it saves you buying new things. After you have reduced and reused as much as you can, Recycle.

The last thing that should cross your mind is to throw it in the bin!