Most of us know the merits of recycling our waste. By doing our bit we reduce landfill waste, reduce carbon emissions and improve our environment. And so we dutifully sort our rubbish into glass, plastic, paper and metal, ready for collection by the council waste services, or we even take it to the recycling centre ourselves. But how many of us are buying recycled to complete the circle? It is essential to do this to create a demand for recycled products. Here are 7 recycled everyday products that are inexpensive, readily available and simple to include in our lives:
1. Recycled toilet paper -what possible reason could there be for cutting down trees to wipe your tush? You can buy recycled toilet paper at most supermarkets (Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco do their own brand; don’t go for Nouvelle), or you can order it in bulk from Natural Collection.
2. Recycled kitchen towels – again, these are readily available from supermarkets, look for own brands.
3. Recycled tissues – Waitrose and Sainsbury’s do their own brands.
4. Recycled bin bags – pick these up in your supermarket.
5. Put recycled paper in your printer – I’ve seen recycled copier paper in my local stationery shop. If your local stationery shop is not stocking recycled, ask them to.
6. Recycled note books – next time you buy a notebook, make it a recycled one. You can buy them in supermarkets or stationery shops.
7. Recycled pens – Pilot pens are readily available and make lots of their pens out of recycled plastic.
It’s easy to introduce these 7 recycled items into your life, it’s just a matter of making the right choice.