The latest Recycle Now campaign is urging householders to recycle bathroom plastics. Run by WRAP, the campaign is aimed at highlighting the improvements that people can make to keep their bathroom clutter free and keep their recycling in order.
We all use toiletries and bathroom cleaners daily, with many of our bathrooms packed full of plastics, cardboard and other materials that can be recycled once we’ve finished with them. WRAP says that if everyone in the UK recycled just one bathroom cleaner bottle, enough energy could be saved to vacuum around 82,460 homes.
In a bid to encourage increased bathroom recycling, the Recycle Now campaign has released some tips to encourage better recycling, alongside a top ten list of things we can all recycle from our bathroom.
The campaign also highlights some hacks that are aimed at helping householders to keep their bathroom recycling in check. These include:
Plastics are used in all sorts of positive ways; protecting the food we buy and preventing it from becoming waste before it reaches our kitchens and fridges. For all the positive applications and uses of plastic, there are many that are problematic or unnecessary, exacerbating the issue of plastic waste in the natural environment.
We are proud to be a member of The UK Plastics Pact, an initiative launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the Ellen MacArthur foundation, to tackle the issue of plastics in this country, bringing together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.
Find out more about the Plastics Pact here.