Sometimes in football, players begin to do things you'd never imagine them doing when they finally hang up their boots. Frenchman Stéphane Guivarc'h is a pertinent example here, retiring at Guingamp before becoming a swimming pool salesman!
It's very much the same when it comes to items that are still very hard to recycle; especially when there's currently no solution offered by your local council.
What difference does it make?
There are several kinds of plastic and aluminium that despite all efforts can be recycled wit the main stream ones. A lot of those still end up being burnt. It is important to learn to identify the special ones to reduce the amount of what's incinerated. Some organisations have begun to look into the issue, with Terra Cycle being one of them.
What do you need?
- List of hard-to-recycle waste
- Any nearby drop-off places
Step by step
Find out about "nearly impossible to recycle" waste streams, just like the Crisp Packet recycling scheme, on the Terra Cycle website. Look at where the closest drop off points are.
Collect them in different bags or boxes, reading the instructions carefully for each waste stream.
Once you have a fair amount of some of the items, head to the drop off location and bid farewell, knowing you're doing your bit to recycle even the most difficult of materials!
Yes! There is a bunch of free programmes: check out all of them here
That's unfortunate! How about setting one up at your school or at your office? There are still availabilities for new drop-off locations for several recycling programmes. Check out the "Available locations remaining" tags on the Terra Cycle website.
Yes! if you realise that your school or company generate some hard to recycle waste on a regular basis, it might be worth having a look at the "zero waste box" offers.