Weekly Green Tip: Recycling

To kick-start my weekly green tip, this week I’m talking about recycling. Don’t worry I’ll still include green tips in my usual posts!

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Recycling stops products from ending up in the landfill, and they are broken down to make other useful products. Recycling uses less resources because it doesn’t use ‘raw’ materials to make a product. Lots of different products can be recycled from glass jars, tin cans and plastic bottles! What can actually be recycled depends on your local recycling center/curbside recycling.

Some recycling facts:

  • 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
  • 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
  • 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
  • 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials. Source 

What does a recycled item come back as?

1plasticbecomes 2plasticbecomes glassbecomes metalbecomescardboardbecomespaperbecomesSo how can I recycle?

Recycling can easily be done at home, work or school either through curbside recycling or your local recycling center.

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For more information about recycling visit:

http://www.recyclenow.com

Happy recycling 🙂

Stacey xo

Let me know in the comments if you’ve recycled today!

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