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Bathroom-ready recycling

Recycling in the bathroom is the next frontier

Your Challenge

Most of us keep our recycling bins or boxes in the kitchen, so it can easily slip our minds sometimes to recycle from the bathroom.

Why you're doing this

There are lots of products we regularly use in the bathroom that should go in the recycling bin, not the rubbish bin. Remembering to put these in the right bin can significantly reduce the amount of unnecessary rubbish you thrown away. For example, cardboard toothpaste boxes, empty shampoo bottles, toilet roll tubes and shower gel bottles.

How you'll make a difference

If we all remember to recycle the right things from our bathroom, collectively we can all reduce the amount of unnecessary rubbish that gets thrown away. For example, if everyone in the UK recycled one toothpaste box, it would save enough energy to run a fridge in over 2,000 homes for a year.

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