Food Recycling Strawberries

Recycle Week 2019 took place September 23-29 and each day throughout the week we posted a recycling tip on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The theme for this year’s Recycle Week was ‘it’s in our own hands’ and our seven tips were to show how the small improvements we can all make will add up and make a difference.

Did you miss any of them? No problem if you did, we’re going to run through our seven recycling tips now 🙂


Fact: 25 two-litre plastic pop bottles can be recycled into an adult-size fleece jacket.

Tip: If you constantly have uneaten fruit or vegetables, perhaps you’re buying too much in the first place. Only buying the amount you need is a great way to cut down on our own food waste and have a cheaper shopping bill.

Tip: Choose cardboard boxes over plastics. You can buy a lot of the stuff you use at home – like washing powders – in cardboard packaging. The ones in plastic packaging are usually more expensive, plus cardboard is much easier to recycle.

Tip: Around a million people buy a bottle of water every minute, but this is just adding to the plastic problem. Get a reusable bottle and fill it up with tap water before you leave – you’ll be helping the environment and saving money.

Tip: Wooden forks, ice lolly sticks and meat skewers are just some of the wooden cutlery can be recycled in your food caddy as food waste.

Tip: That last ‘meal deal’ or takeaway you had at lunchtime…just think about all the plastic or polystyrene packaging it came with…not to mention the price! Making yourself a packed lunch with reusable packaging is much better and cheaper too!

Tip: Do you have old plastic garden furniture such as chairs or plant pots that you don’t need? Because you can recycle these at any of our three recycling centres in Wrexham.

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