The Myths of Recycling

Why should we recycle?

We can all make a difference to the environment we live in by recycling. By simply changing the way you throw away your waste you cab help to reduce the use to use more natural resources and decrease the need for more landfills! Not only this, recycling saves a lot of money and reduces the need to consume and product more waste.

Sounds easy right?

It is!

There is many myths surrounding recycling and what you can and cannot recycle. We have decided to give the real answers about the biggest myths to recycling to make it as easy as possible for you.

Always get in touch with your council before you recycle – just to make sure your local area can recycle these products!

“There is no point recycling, it doesn’t make a difference”
Believe it or not recycling makes a big difference! Recycling stops tonnes of rubbish being buried in a landfill, which is already a big difference for our planet. In the UK alone, recycling saves about 10-15 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year, that is equivalent of taking 3.5 million cars off the road.

To help you kick start your recycling journey we have a great selection of wheelie bins on our website. Why not try out our wheelie bins that come in all different sizes for your recycling needs.
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“Doesn’t my recycling end up getting thrown away with the rubbish?”
We don’t go through the trouble of recycling to throw it away the same – don’t worry! Your recycled material is a very valuable recourse. Once it has been collected from your house the recycled goods go on an adventure and is sorted, bailed and then transported to become brand new products. Who knows they may be used in your house again?

To help you out and to make it even easier for you to recycle why not invest in a Rubbermaid Trio Waste Separation Pedal Bin. Here you can do all your recycling in one place!
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“You can’t recycle all types of plastic containers”
Believe it or not… you can! Just check with your local council to see how they would like these products to be recycled but it is possible.

We supply ‘open top recycling bins’ for all your plastic needs! If you want the full set, we also supply general waste, mixed recycling, metal recycling and paper recycling.
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“You can only recycle paper a few times”
Partly this is correct as overtime fibers in paper will start to break down. This means the quality of the paper begins to drop. This sort of paper though can be used for egg cartons, cardboard packing, loft insulation, paints and the most surprising one… new road surfaces.

Everywhere needs a paper recycling bin and we supply loads of different kinds like our Racksack end of aisle recycling waste sacks.
Click here see our Racksack range

“I don’t create any food waste, so I don’t need to use a food waste collection service?”
Every household across the UK makes some sort of food waste it is inevitable. Plate scraps, peelings, eggshells, and teabags just to name a few. Even if your household only creates a small amount of food waste, every little bit does help!

To make you this easier and cleaner for you, why not purchase a pedal bin for you to put all your food waste in.
See our coloured pedal bins here!

Hopefully these recycling myths have opened your eyes up to the world of recycling and clears up a lot of recycling troubles for you!

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