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Upto 9 Containers To Recycle

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:12 am    Post subject: Upto 9 Containers To Recycle Reply with quote

Residents in Newcastle Under Lyme and many other towns are using upto 9 containers to recycle items of household waste.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/uk-12489559
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does seem a lot. Maybe someone will have there own opinion about this.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nine seems way too many. We have just two , one for paper and cardboard, it's a bag, and one box for glass and tins with a little divider. We don't have wheelie bins - we just put out bin bags- as many as we like, in our case about half a bag. We have to take our plastic bottles and tinfoil to a big skip thing in Tesco Carpark, although there's nothing to prevent us from putting them in our bin bags if we want to, but most don't. The problem, is, there is, I think, 5 or 6 types of recyclable plastic- there's a little number on the bottom of recyclable plastic bottles etc- most places want only number 2s- I think- the milk bottle kind, if the different types are mixed it's not cost effective to sort them out so they get dumped in landfill. that's why even though your yoghurt pots are recyclable most skips have a sign saying "no yoghurt pots" cos they are number 5 type plastic and are no good for the number 2 seeking recyc companies.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it quite irritating that with some local authority bottle recycling schemes people have to put them into seperate bins depending on the colour of glass whereas with others it doesn't matter and they can all be put in the same bin

I recycle almost everything and put out only about one black bin bag per month

I was told a while ago that we have too much green glass here and a lot of it gets exported to places like Argentina but I don't know whether that's still true

With nine containers we're almost getting to the position in Belgium where every house has some type of collection every working day
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have 5 including 2 wheelie bins.

I do it most of the time every now and then I think there's more to life than recycling and bung the whole lot in the black bin for a while! It gets to me now and then and I don't actually think it does any good in many cases.

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