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About UsAbout us Welcome to recycle-more.co.uk, the one-stop recycling information centre. You will find help and advice on all aspects of recycling at home, at school and in the workplace right here....

School ZoneSchool Zone Welcome to the recycle-more School ZoneThis section is for both pupils and teachers who are keen to learn more about the environment. Take a look at our key stage activities. The...

The Waste HierarchyThe Waste Hierarchy The Waste HierarchyThe Waste Hierarchy sets out a hierarchy of options for managing waste in terms of what is best for the environment. The different options (in order of...

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SustainabilitySustainability SustainabilityWith consumers and stakeholders placing an increased focus on sustainability and environment, many organisations are looking at ways they can minimise their...

Steel RecyclingHow is it recycled? Steel the tonnage of steel cans recycled by kerbside collection is increasing by over 25% every year ! Via magnetic extractionMagnetic recovery is the most efficient and cost...

Secondary ActivitiesSecondary ActivitiesAGES 11-16 Secondary activitiesWelcome to the activity section for ages 11-16. The activities in this section are designed to provoke thought on recycling and waste management....

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RoHS RegulationsRoHS Regulations RoHS RegulationsThe Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulations came into force in the UK in 2006 with the aim of restricting the use of certain substances in the...

WasteWasteWe produce over 26 million tonnes of household rubbish in the uk and northern ireland every year WasteWaste production is a reflection of modern consumption and lifestyles....

Request a Free Battery Collection BoxRequest a Free Battery Collection Box Request your free collection boxIf your business or organisation would like to start collecting batteries we would be happy to provide you with one of...

Request a Batteries CollectionRequest a batteries collection Batteries collectionIf you have a Valpak battery collection box and would like to request a collection, please complete and submit the form below or...

Recycling takeaway cups Recycling takeaway cups  Cup Recycling Initiative A new initiative has been launched this year to help capture disposable takeaway cups for recycling. The scheme is encouraging waste...

Recycle-More Logo Request FormRecycle-more Logo Request Form Request formBusinesses who are obligated and comply with The Packaging Waste Regulations are welcome to use the recycle-more logo in the following ways:Link...

Reach Regulations Reach Regulations Reach RegulationsThe Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) Regulations were introduced in 2007 with the aim of protecting users'...

Primary ActivitiesPrimary ActivitiesAGES 5-11 Primary activitiesWelcome to the activity section for ages 5-11. Click on the links below... Batteries word searchAn information and activity sheet on batteries...

Plastics sorting processPlastics Sorting Process   Plastics sorting processJWS Lancashire Limited, formerly Valpak Recycling (North West), is one of the largest handlers of materials for recycling. The company...

Top FactsTop factsRecycling and the environment How many tonnes of rubbish do we get through a yearFind out how many tonnes of rubbish we get through a year and learn lots more about different materials...

Waste AuditsWaste Audits  Waste auditsWaste audits are a great way to help you measure the effectiveness of your current waste management systems. They can be carried out on any type of waste e.g....

Paper RecyclingHow is it recycled? Paper THERE ARE 4 STAGES TO PAPER RECYCLING How is it recycled? There are a number of stages to paper recycling: Stage 1: CollectionStage 2: RecyclingStage...

Why RecycleWhy Recycle ? Each household produces around 1 tonne of rubbish every year Why should we recycle ?Each household produces around 1 tonne of rubbish every year. The amount of rubbish we throw...

Why Recycle?Why Recycle? we cannot continue to landfill or burn Rubbish forever Each household produces around 1 tonne of rubbish every year.  The amount of rubbish we throw away is increasing...

Why recycle steel?Why recycle steel? The use of scrap steel saves up to 74% of the energy needed to make steel from virgin materials. Steel is 100% recyclableSteel is 100% recyclable, contains up to 25% recycled...

Why recycle plastic?Why recycle plastic? All sorts of amazing products can be made from recycled plastic bottles, including fleece jackets! Plastic Recycling Stops Bottles Being Dumped in LandfillPlastic bottles are...

Why recycle paper?Why recycle paper? almost 5 million tonnes of waste paper is still sent to landfill or incineration each year! We Use Millions of Tonnes of Paper Every YearBased upon wood, a natural renewable...

Why Recycle Food?Why Recycle Food? Food waste doesn't harmlessly break down in landfill, it has a big impact on the environment Avoid food waste WRAP estimates that the food and drink sector produces 10 million...

Why recycle electronicsWhy Recycle Electronics? Why recycle electrical and electronic equipment? Why Recycle Electrical and Electronic Equipment? The amount of electrical waste we throw away is increasing by around...

Why recycle batteries?Why Recycle Batteries? Did you know that each year in the UK we throw away around 600 million batteries?  Did you know that each year in the UK we throw away around 600 million...

What is RubbishWhat is Rubbish ?everything we throw away or no longer need is known as rubbish Rubbish is everything that you throw away or no longer have a use for. Rubbish is anything from an empty crisp...

Waste ContactsWaste Contacts Waste contactsA number of organisations can provide specialist advice, including: Envirowise - A government programme offering free, independent advice on practical ways...

What Can I Recycle?In depth information on recycling different materials on recycle-more

What Can I do ?What Can I Do ?ReduCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE Reduce your rubbish by over 50%There are a number of ways to reduce and recycle rubbish in the home and at school. Before you start,...

WEEE RegulationsWEEE Regulations WEEE regulationsThe UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations were first introduced in 2007 with the aim of reducing the amount of electrical and...

WEEE Re-useWEEE Re-use Standard WEEE Reuse StandardThe PAS 141 re-use specification has been developed to set a baseline standard for the treatment of discarded electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) for...

WEEE CollectionsWEEE CollectionsFREE HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT DROP OFF SITES FOR BUSINESSES WEEE collectionsValpak Limited has launched a network of FREE household waste electrical and electronic...

Water WaterWater covers 3/4 of the earth's surface WaterWater covers three quarters of the earth's surface. Seas and oceans represent 97% of all the water in the world, whilst 2% is imprisoned in...

Waste PreventionWaste Prevention Waste preventionIn February 2011, the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations introduced the legal requirement for organisations to apply the waste hierarchy when dealing with...

Plastic RecyclingHow are Plastics Recycled? There are a lot of different polymer types and forms of plastic in the waste stream Plastic Packaging There are a lot of different polymer types and forms of...

Packaging Waste RegulationsPackaging Waste Regulations Packaging waste regulationsThe Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations were introduced in 1997 with the aim of reducing the amount of...

Activities for Schools Activities For SchoolsHAVE FUN LEARNING ABOUT RUBBISH Activities for schoolsThis area has been designed for both teachers and pupils to use. You will find a number of activities that can...

Carbon ManagementCarbon Management Carbon managementWith the introduction of mandatory carbon reporting legislation in the UK for listed organisations and increasing corporate social responsibility (CSR)...

Electronics RecyclingHow are Electronics Recycled?Household electrical appliances are generally grouped into four different categories to be recycled Where can I recycle electrical appliances?Just type your...

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Coffee Cup RecyclingHow is it recycled? takeaway cups Background In the UK there are approximately seven million disposable takeaway cups used every single day.  This amounts to 2.5 billion every year, with...

Carbon Reduction CommitmentCarbon Reduction Commitment Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)The Carbon Reduction Commitment - Energy Efficiency Scheme was introduced in 2008 and is the first piece of compulsory UK legislation...

Carbon NeutralityCarbon Neutrality Carbon neutralityHaving measured and reduced their carbon footprints, some organisations wish to go the extra step and achieve a certified carbon neutral status that they can...

Business ZoneBusiness Zone Welcome to the recycle-more Business ZoneWith many organisations now recognising the environmental and business benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), recycle-more aims...

Energy ManagementEnergy Management Energy managementEnergy can be a significant cost for an organisation. Managing energy usage effectively can be complex but when properly executed can lead to improved...

Business EventsBusiness Events Business eventsKeeping up-to-date with environmental legislation and industry changes can be difficult and time consuming.  With this in mind Valpak Limited hold a whole host...

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Battery Recycling DownloadsBattery Recycling Downloads Battery recycling downloadsIf you are a retailer/organisation offering in-store battery collections Valpak Limited has put together some literature that you can...

Battery RecyclingHow are Batteries Recycled?BATTERIES ARE MADE FROM MANY DIFFERENT CHEMISTRIES How is it recycled? BatteriesUsed batteries can be sent for recycling by placing them into collection containers that...

Batteries RegulationsBatteries Regulations Waste Batteries and Accumulators RegulationThe Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations were introduced in the UK in May 2009 with the aim of reducing the amount of used...

Bank LocatorSome local authorities have put in place policies which restrict the use of Household Waste Recycling Centres and bulky waste drop off sites to local residents only. This varies across the UK but...

Aluminium Can RecyclingHow is it recycled? Aluminium CansRECYCLING ALUMINIUM CANS SAVES ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND ALSO REDUCES THE PRESSURE ON LANDFILL SITES. The Facts:Did you know that every year...

Energy Energy 2 million human beings do not have access to electricity EnergyEnergy  is the greatest source of human innovation and is essential to all kinds of  activity. The demand for energy...

Environmental Accreditations and StandardsEnvironmental Accreditations and Standards Environmental accreditations and standardsThis section details some of the environmental accreditations and standards that businesses can obtain to...

Office Recycling and Waste ManagementOffice Recycling and Waste Management Office recycling and waste managementRecycling office waste can save businesses money, improve their green credentials and reduce their impact on the...

How is it Recycled?How is it Recycled? Some materials are recycled in different ways to others. Select an image from the list below to find out how different materials are recycled: Steel Aluminium Glass Plastics...

Office Recycling Office Recycling  Office recyclingThe cost of putting waste into landfill sites has been steadily rising since 2001 and currently sits at £82.60 per tonne. Recycling office waste...

North East England Household Electronic and Electrical Waste Survey.auto-style1 { margin-top: 19px; } North East England Household Electrical and Electronic Waste Survey Did you know that the amount of electrical waste we throw away is increasing by around 5%...

Light bulb RecyclingHow are Light Bulbs Recycled?energy saving lamps and fluorescent tubes MethodologyA few methods are used in the UK to recycle energy saving lamps and fluorescent tubes. One of these methods...

Life Cycle AssessmentsLife Cycle Assessments Life Cycle AssessmentsWith consumers and stakeholders placing an increased focus on sustainability and environment, many organisations are looking at ways they can minimise...

LA LoginLocal Authority Local Authorities are responsible for managing, collecting and disposing much of the UK's waste material. Your Local Authority’s details can be found in our directory. If you are...

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International EnvironmentInternational Legislation International legislationOrganisations that export to another country or have a presence overseas may need to comply with environmental legislation in that country....

Household ZoneHousehold Zone Each household produces around one tonne of rubbish every year. In the UK, households throw away over 26.8 million tonnes of waste. That is the same weight as 3.83 million male...

Environmental LegislationEnvironmental Legislation Environmental LegislationThere are a number of environmental regulations in place in the UK which affect businesses. The purpose of these regulations are to:Ensure...

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GlossaryGlossary glossary --quick reference menu-- ------------ Automotive battery Biodegradable Business to business seller Business to consumer seller Civic amenity site Clinical rubbish Combined heat...

Glass RecyclingHow is it recycled? Glass THERE ARE 12 STEPS IN THE GLASS RECYCLING PROCESS How is it recycled? GlassRecycling glass is a simple but hugely beneficial process. Below are twelve steps to...

Extended Producer ResponsibilityExtended Producer Responsibility  Extended Producer ResponsibilityWith consumers placing an increased focus on sustainability and environment, many organisations are looking at ways they can...

Environmental Projects for SchoolsEnvironmental ProjectsIdeas and case studies Environmental projects for schoolsHere is some information about starting environmental projects in your school. We have focused on three...

Environmental PermittingEnvironmental Permitting Environmental permittingThese regulations were introduced in the UK to minimise the impact of activities that have the potential to damage the environment.  The...

Environmental Management SystemsEnvironmental Management Systems Environmental Management SystemsImplementing an Environmental Management System (EMS) is a great first step for organisations seeking to demonstrate their...

Zero Waste to LandfillZero Waste to Landfill Zero waste to landfillIn February 2011 the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations introduced the legal requirement for organisations to apply the waste hierarchy when dealing...

What Can I Recycle?

AerosolsSteel or aluminium aerosols are collected by many authorities. Please ensure that these are as empty as possible before recycling and make sure to remove the plastic lid. Some local authorities...

TextilesOld clothes, bedding, curtains and blankets can be recycled at any high street charity shop; however, only donate clean useable items! Check out the recycling locator as some charities...

MetalsUsually separated into: aluminium (drinks cans) - non-magnetic, and steel (food tins) - magnetic (aerosols can be made from either) You can use a magnet to identify steel from aluminium....

PaintsChemicals are used every day in the home and garden Community groups such as Community Repaint can use old or leftover paints. Visit the recycling locator to find your nearest...

PaperPaper collection is usually separated into: newspapers, magazines, cardboard, and phone directories Unless specified, do not recycle catalogues, directories or envelopes which are gummed or glued...

PlasticThere are over 50 different types of plastics Most local authorities provide recycling facilities for HDPE and PET plastic bottles Many bottles are made from PET and HDPE including milk, shampoo,...

ShoesYou can recycle your unwanted shoes at most recycling centres. Please visit the recycling locator for your nearest place to recycle them You could donate them to a local charity shop...

StampsThere are many organisations that you can donate stamps to including: RNIB Oxfam (also collect coins) Care and Relief for the Young  Canine partners Advice:Do not forget to recycle your...

The Composting ProcessThere are two main stages: Bacteria, fungi, and micro-organisms (known as heaters) break down the softer material, causing the compost heap to heat up to over 60°C The compost heap cools. Worms,...

Light BulbsLight bulbs should NOT be put into glass banks Energy efficient light bulbs can be recycled at your local recycling centre. Incandescent 'older style' light bulbs can't be recycled and...

ChristmasContact your local council to find out whether they collect and recycle Christmas trees For further tips and advice on Christmas recycling, please click here

ToolsUnwanted tools and equipment can be donated to Workaid who refurbish the items and send them to vocational training projects in developing countries. They accept any tools from hand...

TyresUsed tyres can be used for many things, for example:   Retreading and export granulation for sports surfaces and childrens' play areas

VehiclesOver 1 million cars are scrapped in the UK each year On average 75% of a vehicle is currently recyclable Scrap merchants are able to recycle old vehicles Fly tipping is an offence and abandoned...

VHS Cassette TapesYou can re-use your VHS cassette tapes at Freecycle Donate them to your nearest charity shop(s), we advise you check with the shop first   Recycling centres will rarely accept cassettes...

Water FiltersAll Brita Water Filters can be returned to the manufacturer for recycling. Please visit: www.brita.net to find out more Advice: If you use a different brand, contact the company direct...

Medical WasteDispose of medicines by following either your doctor's or the manufacturer's instructions Care should be taken when disposing of needles and syringes Glass bottles and jars that have contained...

KeysKeys can be recycled with mixed / scrap metal at many household waste recycling centres Make sure that you take off any tags (and addresses!) Visit the recycling locator to find your...

BatteriesSome local authorities, retailers and garages provide facilities for recycling rechargeable batteries and lead acid car batteries. Visit the recycling locator for more information Find...

CartonsTetra Pak supplies the majority of drinks cartons within the UK Items made from Tetra Pak include milk cartons, fruit juices, liquid foods such as pasta sauces and some ice cream cartons, look out...

BicyclesCan be recycled at some Household Waste Recycling Centres. Please visit the recycling locator for more details Bicycles can be re-used via The National Cycling...

BinocularsYou can donate your old or unwanted pair of binoculars, telescopes, spotting scopes or tripods that are in good working order to the RSPB where they will be used for conservation or...

BrasDon't throw your old bras away - donate them to the Bra Appeal Alternatively, you could donate them to your local charity shop If you have any other great ideas please feel free...

Broadband Routers Some broadband company providers such as BT offer a service where you can return your old Hub and TV equipment and they will recycle it for free. For more information on this service, please click...

Building RubbishIncludes: bricks, asphalt, glass, metals, plastics, soil and wood Most of this waste is created by the construction industry Architectural salvage yards take some items for resale and old bricks,...

CardboardThere are many different forms of cardboard for example, egg boxes, cereal boxes and corrugated card etc... Many councils recycle cardboard, to see where your nearest recycling facilities are use...

CDsYou can re-use your CDs to make funky drinks coasters Why not buy a clock kit and create a stylish CD clock! Sell your CDs, DVDs and games on Music Magpie and make some cash! Advice:...

JewelleryValued at Oxfam experts will get the best poverty-busting price for your unwanted jewellery, and make even more money for many life-changing projects. Call: 0300 123 1224 or...

Cooking OilsFor your nearest oil bank phone 0800 66 33 66 or visit the Oil Bank Campaign website According to the Environment Agency (EA), oil accounts for 25% of all pollution incidents...

Electricals and ElectronicsMany local authorities now offer recycling facilities for electrical items. Visit the recycling locator for more details Some retailers will take back old electrical items when they...

FurnitureLocal charity shops, schools and community groups can sometimes use unwanted items Please note that unwanted sofas and chairs must have the kite mark to prove they meet British Safety Standards...

GlassBottles and jars are usually separated by colour: brown, clear and green Place in the correct colour bin (Unless there is a mixed colour glass collection) Recycle your blue glass with your green...

Hearing AidsHearing aids are collected at a variety of places such as: Doctors surgeries Hospital audiology departments Private hearing specialists Some charity shops such as Age UK. You can post your...

Hot Water Bottles  Cut your hot water bottle into squares and use them as jam jar openers or as non-slip mats for your plant pots Cut up you hot water bottle into smaller strips and place them at the bottom...

Ink CartridgesIt is estimated that ink cartridges take approximately 450 years to decompose Ink cartridges can be refilled and laser cartridges remanufactured There are many organisations where you can donate...

WoodThe disposal of wood in landfill sites causes problems as it is often bulky and decomposes slowly Scrap wood is collected at Household Waste Recycling Centres for recycling Contact your local...

Symbols on Packaging

TrimanThe Triman symbol was implemented into French law and came into effect from 1 January 2015. The Triman symbol should be placed on any recyclable household packaging or product affected by Extended...

On PackThe On-Pack Recycling Label scheme aims to deliver a simpler, UK-wide, consistent, recycling message on both retailer private label and brand-owner packaging to help consumers recycle more...

UK CRAUK Cartridge Recycling Association This symbol indicates that certain environmental criteria for toner cartridge recycling have been met. 

The Tidy ManThis isn’t a recycling symbol. It appears on packaging as a reminder to the consumer to be considerate with how they dispose of it. Do not litter and recycle where appropriate Keep Britain Tidy

SteelThere are recycling facilities across the UK for steel. To find your nearest recycling sites please visit the recycling locator.

Seedling Compostable LogoThe 'seedling' is the registered trademark of Europea Bioplastics. Products certified to be industrially compostable according to the European standard EN 13432/1495 may bear the 'seedling' logo.

ResyAnother symbol often displayed on paper and cardboard packaging is the RESY recycling symbol. This symbol guarantees that packaging with this symbol is recyclable and will be accepted by cardboard...

QR CodeQR Code stands for quick response code. You can use a barcode application on your mobile phone to scan the QR Code and you will then be taken to a website containing...

Symbols on PlasticsThese symbols help consumers to identify different types of plastic. Most of the plastic recycling facilities in the UK will accept PET and HDPE bottles.   Download our plastic symbols...

Period After OpeningThe period-after-opening symbol or PAO symbol is a graphic symbol that identifies the useful lifetime of a cosmetic product after its package has been opened for the first time. It depicts an open...

Symbols on PaperNational Association of Paper Merchants Paper and board that displays the NAPM Recycled Paper Mark will have been made from a minimum of 50% genuine recovered fibre. For further information please...

Mobius Loop with %If packaging displays this mobius loop it contains x% of recycled material. Use of this symbol is voluntary. Not all packaging with recycled material content carries this symbol. 

Green DotThe Green Dot is a widely recognised symbol in many European Countries.  It signifies that for each piece of packaging, a financial contribution has been paid to a national packaging recovery...

Mobius LoopPackaging that displays the mobius loop is capable of being recycled. However, please be aware that this symbol does not necessarily mean that the material can be recycled in the UK. 

Symbols on GlassThere are recycling facilities across the UK for glass. To find your nearest recycling sites please visit the recycling locator.

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Energy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency is a Government backed initiative run by the Energy Saving Trust aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of energy efficient products and services that will help to save you...

Electrical / Electronic EquipmentElectrical and Electronic Equipment that was produced after 13 August 2005 should display this symbol on the packaging or product. Either send the product to be repaired or use the recycling...

C E MarkingCE marking is a key indicator of a product€s compliance with EU legislation and enables the free movement of products within the European market.   By affixing the CE marking on a...

Best before / Use by / Sell by DatesA best before date means that a product should be at its best up until the date displayed. For edible products, they are still safe to consume after the best before date; however, there may be...

Symbols on BatteriesThis recycling symbol is very similar to the electrical items recycling symbol, but does not have a bar at the bottom of the crossed out wheeled bin.   This symbol is used to support the...

Augmented RealityBy using your mobile device, AR-Code lets you add a digital dimension made by interactive contents to the real world around you. To view these you need to download the application, look for the...

AluminiumThere are recycling facilities across the UK for aluminium. To find your nearest recycling sites please visit the recycling locator.

Symbols on WoodThe Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) The FSC logo is displayed on products which contain wood from sustainably managed forests. These forests have been independently certified in accordance with...

International Labels

CanadaThe Canadian EcoLogo (also known as Environmental Choice) helps you identify products and services that have been independently certified to meet strict environmental standards that reflect their...

Denmark, Sweden & NorwayThe Blue Angel promotes the concerns of both environmental protection and consumer protection. Therefore it is awarded to products and services which are particularly beneficial for the...

EuropeThe EU Ecolabel helps you identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and...

Germany

GreendotThe Green Dot is a symbol that is displayed on packaging in many European countries. It signifies that the producer of that piece of packaging has made a contribution towards the recycling of...

JapanEco Mark is an Environment Labelling Programme operating in accordance with ISO14020 and ISO14024. Eco Mark Programme considers whole lifecycle of products. Eco Mark is a mark attached to...

KoreaKELA was founded in 1994 for the purpose of promoting environmental awareness of the public and encouraging the sustainability of production and consumption pattern by implementing Korea Eco-Label...

New ZealandThe New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust operates New Zealand's most trusted multiple criteria environmental labelling programme. Environmental Choice operates to internationally recognised standards...

SwedenEcolabelling Sweden is part of the Nordic Ecolabel organisation. It is responsible for criteria development, licencing and marketing of the Nordic Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel in Sweden.

ThailandThe Green Label is an environmental certification awarded to specific products that are shown to have minimum detrimental impact on the environment in comparison with other products serving the...

USAGreen Seal is a pioneer in promoting a sustainable economy. In 1989 there were no environmental certification programs in the US. During this year, our founders had the foresight to recognize the...

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How to be less wasteful on Pancake DayToday is Shrove Tuesday (AKA “Pancake Day”)! Did you know that pancakes were traditionally eaten on this day to use up rich, indulgent foods such as eggs and milk before 40 days of fasting...

Ten ways to a greener festival experienceThe summer is here, Wimbledon is in full swing and the festivals have started. With thousands of us hot footing it to events around the country, the Recycle-more Team has compiled a few facts and...

Hap-pie Pie WeekA whole week of the year dedicated to pies, what’s not to like? Pies come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: thick pastry, thin pastry, puff pastry, mash topped, meat fillings, vegetable fillings...

A Green HalloweenGet into the 'spirit' of Halloween and scare your friends, not the environment! Check out our spooky tips below for a green HalloweenDecorate the house with some ghoulish puppets made from...

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

Be green this EasterIn a recent consumer poll, 59% of British adults said that they thought Easter eggs are over-packaged and more wanted to see brands take steps to reduce packaging.*In fact, Easter Eggs only...

Banana Bread recipe: Use up overripe bananasThe 23 February is “National Banana Bread Day”. The recycle-more Team are thrilled that there’s a national day to celebrate one of our favourite sweet treats! Making banana bread is a...

Be kind to your Mum and the earth this Mother’s Day: Our top ten ethical gift ideasOn Sunday 6 March many mums across the UK will be showered with gifts, cards or perhaps treated to breakfast in bed, a lovely day out with the family or a nice lunch that they’ve not had to...

Upside down tomato-a-go-go - Demonstrating rubbish as a resourceThere is so much that you can do with old packaging...All you need is:An empty plastic milk container (4 pint bottle is ideal)An old shoe lace or strong stringHole-punchScissorsCompost (ideally...

Ten ways to a greener summer holidayDoes flying make you feel guilty and upset your eco conscience? If so, carbon offsetting could be the solution. For example, flying to Spain produces ¾ of a tonne of CO2 per person...

Inspiration: Building a Bottle Bird FeederBuilding a bird feeder can be quick and easy when you know how. Follow our simple step-by-step guide.

Ten ways to re-use plastic bagsThe Government has warned highstreet retailers, supermarkets and stores that failure to reduce the amount of plastic bags voluntarily by 70% will trigger a change in the law to put an end to...

Nine ways to make re-use and recycling fun for kidsIt is important that the younger generation learn the significance of recycling from an early age, so that recycling and re-use becomes second nature to them. To help get the kids on board, we...

The man drawer recycling challengeIn homes all around the world there is a place where "may be useful one day" and "just in case" items are stored.Bits of string, old batteries, broken watches, the odd screwdriver, fuses,...

Greening up for grown upsAs we find ourselves at the tail end of the noughties, we seem to be leading busier lives than ever.If our days aren't jam-packed whizzing the children here, there and everywhere, they are filled...

Saving the green wayWith the credit crunch going from strength to strength you can stretch your monthly budget simply by reusing and recycling many of the items that you would normally just throw away. Here are some...

How to make a potato batteryYes you really can make a battery out of a potato! I know that it sounds ridiculous but you really can make a battery out of a few spuds and here is a quirky project to show you how.It takes an...

Recycling small batteries - a problem with human motivationThe explosion in the use of small electrical and electronic devices and toys, many of them carried about in pockets, has led to an considerable increase in the use of both primary batteries, that...

Don't Discriminate Against Ugly Veg!Worldwide nearly 800 million people are hungry, yet every year about a third of the planet’s food produce is wasted, just because it isn’t deemed to be “perfect”. That is enough food to...