In celebration of the 13th annual Recycle Week, East Cambridgeshire District Council are supporting the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) 2016 campaign, by revealing 'The Unusual Suspects' of recycling.
It is common knowledge that the likes of plastic drinks bottles, cardboard boxes and newspapers can be recycled, but 'The Unusual Suspects' such as aerosol cans, food and drink cans, and plastic pots, tubs, and trays are often missed. There are lots of household items that can be recycled including toothpaste boxes, plastic shampoo bottles and bleach bottles.
In fact, if everyone in the UK recycled one aluminium deodorant aerosol can, enough energy could be saved to vacuum over 480,000 homes for a year.
Councillor Julia Huffer, Service Delivery Champion for Waste Services at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: "Recycling is already making a big difference thanks to the dedication of residents within our district. Recycling is important, as it saves energy which in turn, helps the environment. Recycle Week is an ideal time for residents of East Cambridgeshire District Council to take a fresh look at their recycling habits, and to see if there are any opportunities to recycle even more items."
There are many great benefits to recycling, as many materials can be recycled over and over again with no loss of quality. In East Cambridgeshire, recycling is collected and taken to Amey near Waterbeach, where the materials are then sorted into different types of materials before being sent to manufacturers to make it into new products. This saves resources, helps the environment, reduces energy use and supports a thriving recycling economy.
To find out more information or follow 'The Unusual Suspects', visit Recycle Now's Facebook page