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Recycling in London
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🔧 We’re back for our FOURTH year of repair ! As always, Repair Week 24’ will be a chance to invite Londoners to gain new repair skills and fall back in love with their stuff- all while saving some money and the planet. 🌍 

Join us from the 11th-17th March for repair events, hacks and stats. 

Want to get involved and run your own event as a part of the week? DM us to find out more 👀
🎅 With Christmas dinner on the horizon, make sure you do your bit to limit food waste this festive season! 

🥔Whether you freeze your leftover stock, share excess potatoes on community sharing apps or re-heat your leftover sprouts for a boxing day sandwich, we want to hear your best Christmas food waste times in the comments!
🎄 Did you know that we consume enough card packaging at Christmas to cover Big Ben 260,000 times??? 

Make sure you know how and where to recycle all that card this year by checking out our Recycling Locator at London Recycles ♻️ 

(Source: WRAP)
🎄 It’s the most wonderful time of the year 🎄 

🌍 But did you know that not all wrapping paper is made equal? Amidst all the festivities, make sure you’re recycling your wrapping paper properly this year by using the scrunch test. 

📣 What are you using to wrap your presents this year? Are you a recycler of Wrapping Paper Christmas Past and put to work the paper that you received last year? Do you use fabric as wrapping paper or old newspapers? Let us ✨snow✨ in the comments!
Instead of shopping the sales this year, why not take the time to love what you already have? ♻️ 

We’ll be spending our Black Friday Weekend repairing what we own, swapping with friends and buying secondhand! Will you join us? 👀
❗️ When it comes to recycling, nobody is perfect. 

♻️ To make sure you’re being as responsible as possible with your rubbish, use the London Recycles Recycling Locator and check your rubbish before you bin it. ♻️
♻️ It’s Recycle Week this week and we’re celebrating by asking YOU to join us on the big recycling hunt and find all the items that you’re binning when you could be recycling them instead ✨ 

👭Did you know that 18-34 year olds are the age group most likely to bin something that could be recycled ?? 

👀 if that sounds like you, take a look at our Recycling Locator (link in bio) and find out what can be recycled in your borough !
We use 7 million disposable coffee cups EVERY DAY in the UK❗They can't be recycled in normal recycling.

Some places have dedicated bins where the liquid, lid and cup can be recycled separately ♻️ And some businesses use a specific recycling service for them. 

We made this post after spotting a recycling bin full of coffee cups 😔 and needing some dinosaur content to cheer us up! 🦕
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Business recycling

Find information to help you improve your business recycling rate.

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