This lovely Autumn scene is one of Donnas lovely designs ,Thankyou Donna ,she is 'So Clever'
Last Saturday when I went to the Tenants conferance I told you I would tell you what I learned,Of course some things may vary from county to county ,for instance the colour of the bins are sometimes different .
PAPER CARD AND MAGAZINES.
Sent to the paper mill and shredded ,pulped and recycledback into paper.
Did you know?...Paper can be recycled up to six times before the tiny fibres it is made from get too short to hold it together.(this last is toilet roll and kitchen towel centre rolls )
Sent to a reprocessing plant and are washed,flaked,melted and remoulded into new products such as wheely bins and clothing.
Did you know ?...Duvet filling is made from plastic bottles...so every night when you go to sleep and pull your duvet cover over yourself ,you are really laying under plastic bottles ,and that your cosy fleece jacket ,used to be a coke bottle !
TINS CANS AND AEROSOLS.
Washed smelted down and remoulded into cans and aerosols.
Did you know ?...Every steel can is 100% recyclable.It can be recycled over and over again forever and can be used to make planes ,trains and cars
Sent to the local composting site and put into rows called windrows ,wherethe material breaks down naturally into compost.
Did you know ?...it only takes 14 weeks for your garden waste to turn into compost.
GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS
Washed ,broken up,melted and remoulded into more glass bottles and jars or alternatively broken down and used to build roads.
Did you know ?...recycling one glass bottle will save enough energy to power a TV for 20 minutes,and can be recycled and used as house insulation.
We were also given more saving tips ,ie buy products with less packaging,over 40% of the waste in our bins is retail packaging,use reusable shopping bags,instead of plastic carriers that take 500 years to degrade
I hope you have found this interesting ,I certainly did ..............just one thing! please dont ask about the 500 year old poly bags ,I dont know where they are digging up the remains of these old Asda/Tesco bags ! ! !
Have a good Week End Everyone .....