5 of the best bits of recycling kit

by Tracy Stokes on July 20, 2007

in Recycling

Recycling is a wonderful way to reduce the amount of waste going into landfill, save energy, and help the planet. There is some very nifty recycling gear out there to help you sort, squash and reuse your household waste. Here are some of my favourites.

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    1. The Binvention – Stylish and desirable, the Binvention is a home recycling organiser. It’s made of recycled aluminium, and enables you to re-use plastic carrier bags to sort your recycling.

    2. Recycled Waste Logmaker – How would you like to turn 30% of your household waste into free fuel for your open fire, wood-burning stove, chiminea, barbecue or camp fire? The Logmaker is incredibly simple and easy to use, and the logs burn for between 10 minutes and 1 hour, depending on their contents. With the Logmaker, you can not only reduce the amount of waste that would otherwise go to landfill sites but you’ll help conserve forests by reducing wood felling and consumption. So don’t bin it, burn it.

    3. The PlasCan – This nifty little device is made from recycled plastic, and crushes plastic bottles and drinks cans to a fourth of their original size. It squashed the bottles and cans from top to bottom in a compact form, rather than sideways, to take up less room, and leave the recycling code printed at the bottom of the bottle intact, ready for sorting. Your recycling won’t take up as much space when you use the PlasCan.

    3rs.jpg4. Wheelie Bin Art – It’s the hippy in me that loves this Wheelie Bin Art, I know not everyone approves, but do I care? Spread the message and give your wheelie bin a character all of its own with one of these 100% waterproof, UV fadeproof, washable stickers.

    5. Paper Recycling Bag – Made from naturally durable and completely biodegradable jute, the Paper Recycling Bag is a neat way to store your old newspapers until recycling collection day. Tucked away in an inconspicuous place, just toss your newspaper into the bag when you’ve finished reading it, and it’s out of sight out of mind. Great for using in conjunction with a Recycled Waste Logmaker.

Have fun with your recycling, but don’t forget that it’s the very last step of the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

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Rob July 26, 2007 at 5:16 pm

I never realised there were so many options. My composting bin if fairly ordinary and boring. Perhaps I need to investigate Humanure options? Who can say …

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Dawn Peacock Owens August 3, 2007 at 2:27 am

I would have loved to buy one of the logmakers, but they only ship within the UK and I’m in the states. It’s a fabulous idea – maybe someone will do it on this side of the water as well.

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