RECYCLE MORE TO HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE
Malvern Hills District is full of dedicated recyclers. That’s why last year more
than 8,000 tonnes of recyclable items were collected from households by MHDC and
taken to be sorted and turned into new products.
This is not only helping to protect our valuable natural resources but
is also supporting the fight against climate change.
The UK’s recycling saves 18 million tonnes of carbon emissions every
year – that’s the same as taking 12 million cars off the road or 27
million people becoming vegetarian.
But research shows that across the UK 55% of households are putting one
or more items in their rubbish when they could be recycled.
This recycling week we’re asking you to Step It Up and do even more to
make sure you are recycling as much as you can.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE RECYCLING ALL OF THESE:
Toothpaste boxes – please flatten
Toilet roll tubes
Plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles
Shower gel containers
Liquid soap bottles – make sure the pump top is removed and thrown
away with your rubbish
Bathroom cleaner bottles – make sure trigger sprays are removed and
thrown away with your rubbish
Empty tissue boxes – please flatten
Empty deodorant aerosols and hairspray
Cardboard packaging from online shopping – please flatten
Washing-up liquid bottles
Surface cleaner bottles
Washing liquid and conditioner bottles
Empty dishwasher tablet boxes – please flatten
DID YOU KNOW?
* If everyone in the UK recycled one bathroom cleaner bottle, enough
energy could be saved to vacuum around 82,460 homes.
* Recycling one shower gel bottle saves enough energy to toast nearly
three rounds of bread
* The glass we recycle in the UK each year saves enough energy to
launch 10 space shuttle missions
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T RECYCLE AT
SIGN UP TO OUR GARDEN WASTE SERVICE
We know home composting is not an option for everyone which is why we
offer our garden waste collection service. Collections take place
fortnightly, throughout the year. Contact MHDC to find out more.