Welcome to Complete Recycling News
Current figures show that, in England alone, we produce about 177 million tonnes of waste; that is an incredible amount of rubbish to end up in landfills, which in their own turn, produce the powerful and damaging greenhouse gas, methane. What's more, creating this much waste is not a cost-effective way to run a household, business or country; that is why the government are aiming for a 'zero waste economy'. The government do realise that a nation without any waste at all is impossible, but they are working towards a society which recycles, reuses and reduces as much as it possibly can.
The amount of waste that is produced in the UK is increasing as the population increases and our lifestyles change. Product packaging is one of the largest contributors to the waste created in the UK, so the government has introduced a new Producer Responsibility Regulations programme, which means that businesses which make or use packaging have to take responsibility for the recovery and recycling of a proportion of the product packaging that they sell.
This is just one of the steps that the EU and UK government are introducing in a quest to make Europe the forerunners of worldwide recycling. However, we need to remember that we all have an individual responsibility to create a cleaner and more resourceful Earth for future generations.
You might have noticed above, the use of the three Rs: reuse, reduce and recycle. It is important for the environment that these three sustainable waste solutions are implemented, as much as possible, in households and businesses across the country. Not only that, but businesses and households will quickly notice the benefits that reducing, reusing and recycling can have on their budget! Here are our top ten tips on how you can start saving the environment today:
- Make good use of the recycling bins provided by councils.
- When shopping for groceries, buy only what you know you'll use.
- Always take environmentally friendly bags when shopping.
- Buy as many products as possible that can be reused.
- Aim for the products that have minimal packaging.
- Sell or donate unwanted items; do anything but throw them away.
- Think about other possible uses for a product before throwing it away.
- Reduce your toxic-product consumption by looking for safer and natural alternatives.
- Build a compost bin; the biodegradable waste that you put in it will be great for your garden.
- Try to buy products that are recyclable and look out for products made from recycled materials.
We understand that many people don't recycle because of the confusion surrounding what can and can't be recycled and where it all goes. But once you know how, recycling is simple and effective and not half as confusing as many people think. The local councils are the ones to decide which recycling system to implement in your area, so they should be able to provide you with all the information you need. However, this website aims to bring you all the recycling information and news that you might need.