Recycling around the home – how to get the best out of every room!
This year, the theme is recycling around the home and we want to help you recycle more by highlighting all of the other items in the home that can be recycled but sometimes get overlooked.
Think about the bathroom, toothpaste boxes and toilet roll inner tubes can be recycled, along with plastic shampoo, bleach and bathroom cleaners, and liquid soap bottles – just remember to remove the trigger spray and pump dispenser tops. There’s so many items in the bathroom waiting to be recycled that can make a huge difference. For instance, if everyone in the UK recycled one toothpaste box, it would save enough energy to run a fridge in over 2,000 homes for a year.
In the bedroom, empty tissue boxes, old magazines and empty deodorant aerosols can be recycled. If everyone in the UK recycled one aluminium deodorant aerosol, enough energy would be saved to run a TV in over 151,000 homes for a year!
Moving on to the living room, envelopes, newspapers and cardboard packaging from online shopping can all go straight into the recycling. Even air fresheners can make a difference, if one aluminium air freshener aerosol is recycled by everyone in the UK; enough energy could be saved to vacuum over 876,000 homes for a year!
Along with the usual drinks bottles in the kitchen, you can also recycle plastic washing-up liquid bottles and pots, tubs and trays. Remember to look in the cupboard under the sink for plastic bleach and surface cleaner bottles which can also be recycled. It’s good to know that plastic drinks bottles can be turned into football shirts, fleeces and even more plastic bottles!
If you would like a reminder of everything you can recycle in Lambeth, just visit our website. Remember that you can also use your nearest Local Recycling Point, to recycle additional items such as clothing, shoes, small electricals, batteries and light bulbs.
Your recycling efforts are really making a difference, so we’d like to say thank you!