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Recycling in London
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Happy  <a href=#WorldRefillDay ! 🚰 Choose to reuse, today and every day, and join millions of people around the world taking action to reduce plastic pollution. By choosing to reuse, you can help avoid millions of pieces of plastic. Together we can keep our environment, oceans, cities and communities plastic-free for the future. As the mantra goes – reduce, re-use, recycle! #ChooseToReuse #RefillRevolution @refillhq @clearonplastics [image description: someone putting a reusable bottle into a black rucksack. Reduce, Reuse, Refill, Repeat and World Refill Day logo in the foreground]" />
Happy  <a href=#NationalBeerDay Don't forget to recycle your bottles and cans after drinking! Make sure that you: 🍺 Rinse bottles/jars (they don’t need to be spotlessly clean - a quick rinse is fine) 🍺 Remove corks - compost them at home if you're able to! 🍺 Crush cans to save space Happy (responsible) beer-drinking day everyone!" />
Clothes should never go in the bin, but you know that!

Donate, upcycle or recycle your clothes instead. Here are some ways you can recycle them:

1. Use @lovenotlandfill clothes banks - click the link in their bio to find out more! 

2. Book a FREE @traid collection. Please note that clothes must be in good condition for this service.

3. Check out your local council website for textile recycling services! 

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It's World Environment Day! 🌍

Whether you recycle, reuse your water bottle, repair your jeans or use public transport, it all helps! 

So let's keep making the effort to look after our home today, tomorrow, next week and for all time!

'We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, re-wild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature.' - @unep

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As UK lockdown restrictions ease and we become busier, roaming the streets of  <a href=#London and enjoying all that the city has to offer, it's important we don't forget to #recycle . We know it's easier to leave something on top of a random bin, rather than find a suitable one with space in it, but our bins crews need your help - and so does our planet. 🌎♻ If your closest bin is full, hold onto your rubbish until you find a bin with enough space, or until you get home... and of course, recycle where possible! [image description: overflowing bin on a street. The bin is in focus whilst a couple with a pram in the background is blurred out]" />
It's estimated that around 35.8 million plastic bottles are used EVERY DAY in the UK, but only 19.8 million of these are recycled.😱

That's just 55% which leaves 45% that we can save from going to landfill or incineration! If you don't have one already, grab yourself a reusable bottle. Not only will you help prevent waste from being created, you'll save tonnes of money in the long run. 🙌

Here are some of our favourite places to get reusable bottles: 
💧 @plasticfreedom offers loads of options from a variety of brands, including @frankgreen_official 
💧 @letsbottleup can be found in various places such @WHSmithoffical and @HollandandBarret (the London bottle is amazing!)
💧 @24bottles_official

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Did you know that all retailers are now charging a minimum of 10p for single-use carrier bags in England? 🛍 

Since a fee was introduced in the main supermarkets, the use of plastic bags has gone down by a whopping 95%! Imagine the waste we'll save by extending the charge to all retailers. 🌎♻

So remember, to save some money when you shop, keep a bag for life or tote bag with you when you're out and about. We know it's easy to forget your bags at home, so to make it easier on yourself:

- keep spares in your car boot or glove compartment
- keep a spare bag in all your rucksacks or handbags
- keep spares in pedestals at work or lockers at school 🛍

Share this with a friend who needs to know! ➡

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Let's talk drinks cans... 

Whether you're at home, at the office, or socialising, recycling a can is easy. Simply:

✔ Drink up
✔ Crush
✔ Recycle ♻ 

❗ It's important to make sure cans are empty as leftover liquid can ruin your other recycling ❗

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Business recycling

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