The hunt is on for the Unusual Suspects as part of this year’s Recycle Week campaign.
While many of us remember to recycle items such as newspapers and magazines, plastic drinks bottles and metal food tins and drinks cans, there are other products in the house that we forget can also be recycled. These include aerosol cans, toilet roll tubes, shampoo and conditioner bottles or dishwasher tablet boxes. Once found the unusual suspects should be placed into the recycling bin.
There are wide-ranging benefits for doing so, for example:
- If everyone in the UK recycled one toothpaste box it would save enough energy to run a fridge in 2,000 homes for a year
- If everyone recycled on aluminium deodorant aerosol can enough energy would be saved to run a TV in over 151,000 homes
- Recycled bottles can transform their identity to the point they are unrecognisable – toys, t-shirts, fleeces, garden furniture