Recycling everything you can is mightier than you think! In Wales, we’re ahead of the game when it comes to recycling and we’re currently the world’s third best recyclers. But we need your help to get us to number one by recycling more of the right things more often, together.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “In Wales, over 92% of us recycle regularly, but with half of us still not recycling everything we can, we need to step it up and recycle more of the right things more often. If each of us re-used or recycled just one more thing each day, it would make a huge difference.”
Become a mighty recycler and help tackle climate change. By doing something mighty today, you can help get Wales to number one in the world at recycling!
Here are a few tips to recycling everything you can:
1. If it’s plastic and bottle shaped, recycle it
Most of us recycle. In fact, over 88% of us recycle plastic bottles such as drinks bottles, cleaning products and toiletry bottles. Don’t forget to empty, crush and replace the lids before recycling. Trigger sprays can be left on cleaning bottles.
2. Put plastic pots in their place
For pots, tubs and trays, just give them a quick rinse before recycling them; remember to remove the plastic film. There’s no need to get every spot of food off, and dishwashing them is a step too far – and a waste of energy!
3. Recycle aerosol cans from every room
Aerosol cans are made from recyclable metal and can be recycled again and again without losing quality. Don’t forget to recycle your empty hairspray, deodorant, shaving gel and household aerosols such as polish or air fresheners.
4. Recycle all your food waste
Whilst 90% of us recycle our food waste, some food waste still ends up in the rubbish bin. Don’t forget used tea bags & coffee grounds, eggshells, bones and peelings can all be recycled.
5. Crush those cans
If you crush your empty cans that will save room in your recycling bin and make them more efficient to transport. Scrunch foil items loosely together to help them get through the sorting process without getting lost.