Friday, 23 September 2011

Focus on purchasing - buying recycled

Buying recycled products means less rubbish ends up in landfill sites and fewer valuable natural resources are wasted. For the recycling industry to be able to work, there has to be a market for recycled materials. By buying recycled products, you are helping create this market and ensure that valuable materials don’t go to waste. Buying recycled doesn’t mean having to skimp on quality either.

The most common recycled product is paper. You can easily find recycled toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, tissues, stationery and packing materials, as well as printer, copier and writing paper.

Other recycled products that are available in supermarkets and on the high street include:
  • wine and water glasses – and even champagne flutes
  • glass jugs and bowls
  • school uniforms
  • bin bags and tin foil
  • reusable shopping bags
  • newspapers
  • clothing, including fleeces made of recycled plastic
  • furniture
  • play materials and toys
  • tiles and bathroom fittings
Try searching online for 'recycled products' or have a look at the UK recycled products guide. 

Eleanor Course

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