Love doesn't have to cost the earth on Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day offers a great opportunity to show our love for one another, but lets not forget how much we care about the environment too - Love thy Valentine Love thy Earth.

To begin with why not give yourself that warm fuzzy feeling by recycling unwanted items at your local recycling bank. Find your nearest recycling centre by using our recycling locator

Next step, why not make your cards and picture frames from recycled materials. A simple but effective way to promote re-use and recycling. And when you are finished with the thousands of Valentine's you will receive, you can recycle them!

If you are looking for gifts for your Valentine, why not choose a fabulous recycled gift. You can find thousands of products that will be perfect for your one true love, all made from recycled materials! Add beautiful bags, wonderful jewellery and even some pet products to your fully recyclable jute shopping bag, and add that special edge to your Valentine gift!

Show that your love will last forever and buy a beautiful house plant instead of flowers. It saves packaging and lasts a lot longer!

Planning a romantic meal for two? Check out the recycle-more kids activities to keep the kids entertained for a few hours!

If you are being treated to a luxurious bottle of bubbly and some strawberries, remember to recycle the bottle at your nearest recycling bank - see the recycling locator for more information. You can compost the leftover strawberries and stalks.

Remember to keep those recycled tissues to hand to mop up any tides of emotion!

Wrap presents in recycled paper. Alternatively, you could treat the love in your life to a gift without the wrapping - How about wine tasting for two or enjoy a tour of an English vineyard - Perfect for wine lovers!

All your recycled bottles can be used to produce funky jewellery or lovely glassware for the home. Visit the following online retailers for some gift inspiration: Green Glass,Shakespeare GlassNatural Collection

Sending an e-card instead of a traditional card is even better for the environment and there are many sites where you can do this for free.

Roses are red, violets are blue, recycling is something we all can do