Cotton pads can't be recycled and should go in your rubbish bin. Don't try and flush them either, as cotton wool expands in water and can cause blockages. If you're after a reusable alternative instead, you can buy reusable make-up remover pads made from fabric! Lots come with wash-bags as well so you can clean them easily when you put next put a clothes load in the washing machine. You can buy reusable pads from @&keep @etsyUK @greenecoshop
Recycle your old gadgets today
As one of the biggest consumer holidays of the year, Black Friday has grown and grown. But as more people are buying new tech, recycling old tech hasn't grown at the same rate. By not recycling their old gadgets, Londoners are missing out on cash in their pocket which could go a long way this Christmas.
Compare and Recycle want to inspire people to recycle their old tech, declutter their homes, earn some money and go green for #GreenTuesday today. There are loads of reasons to take part in #GreenTuesday. Did you know, for example, that homes in the UK, on average, have over 4 old and unused mobile phones languishing in drawers, when they could be exchanged for money or recycled instead?
The UK is also the world's fifth highest producer of e-waste, with each person racking up a huge 23.4kg each year on average. This produces a combined total large enough to fill Wembley Stadium six times over.
So today, let's all do our bit to start changing that trend. Not only will you be looking after the planet, but you can do that therapeutic declutter and make some extra money - it's a no brainer!
If you have loads of gadgets at home that you don't want any more, check Compare and Recycle and find out what you could do with them.