Recycling Different Materials

Plastic Bottles Batteries Glass Bottles Mobile Phones

You can find out how to recycle different materials such as Glass, Batteries and Mobile Phones by simply using our list on the right hand side. Recycling Etiquette Recycling can sometimes be confusing and it can be difficult to know whether you are following all the right rules. Improve your recycling efforts by learning some recycling etiquette rules and check out which type of collection is best and why different areas recycle and collect in different ways. What's in your Rubbish Bin? A large percentage of UK household's still do not recycle enough and throw everything that they consider 'rubbish' into their ordinary bin. Much of this waste can be recycled and should be disposed of separately to general household waste. Look inside this rubbish bin to see how much of the contents should actually have been recycled. Check our list on the right to see how to recycle different materials.

How To Recycle: 1. compost bins are provided free of charge. • Buy recycled print cartridges whenever possible. 3. . making up at least a quarter of all its rubbish. • Make sure that both teachers and pupils understand on the importance of recycling. • Brief the teachers about the recycling scheme and hold assemblies to inform the pupils. • Involve pupils by allowing them to create posters and bright labels for the recycle bins. • Place the bins next to the vending machines and make sure they are clearly labelled. Your councils recycling officer will be able to advise you further. and this should filter down to the pupils. in some cases. Make sure they are clearly labelled and placed in an obvious place. Composting Scheme • Contact your local council who may be able to provide a compost bin for your school. • Contact your local council and ask them to provide your school with a recycling bin for cans. 2. • Contact your local council and ask them to provide your school with a paper-recycling bin. • Make sure that the teachers and staff understand the importance of recycling. • Set up a paper collection scheme for each classroom by making ‘paper only’ boxes for the children and teachers to put used paper in. Paper Recycling • Paper is the main form of waste created by schools. • Find out if there is a ‘cash for cans’ program running in your area. Metal Recycling • Metal recycling schemes are good for schools with vending machines.

plant cuttings and grass trimmings to the compost heap. coffee granules. fruit and vegetable cuttings from the cafeteria.Teachers and children can be involved in making the compost by adding items such as tea bags. then you can add leaves. . Recycling Glass The consumer throws glass into a recycle bin. • 4. • If your school has a garden. Glass is taken from the bin and taken to a glass treatment plant. The glass is sorted by colour and washed to remove any impurities.

Glass does not degrade through the recycling process. then moulded into new products such as bottles and jars. .The glass is then crushed and melted. The glass is then sent back to the shops ready to be used again. Or it may be used for alternative purposes such as brick manufacture or decorative uses. so it can be recycled again and again.

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