What Happens to your Recycling?

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We know about the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ mantra to reduce waste, but until now it has been a bit of a mystery what happens to our recycling when it’s left for the binmen to collect, leading to a number of urban myths.

A new tool from Derbyshire County Council now lets people see exactly where their recycling ends up and what it’s turned into.

You can check where your recycling goes to be sorted, how and where it’s recycled and what it’s turned into, as well as what happens to waste if you don’t put it in your recycling bin.

You can also use it to look up useful information about the kerbside recycling collection service run by High Peak Borough Council − including which items can be recycled and which bin you should put them in.

Check the tool out now  at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/yourrecycling and enter the online competition to win a stylish home recycling unit (competition closes on 4 January 2016).



4 thoughts on “What Happens to your Recycling?

  1. Apparently quite a lot of it goes to China! On ‘otherwise empty ships’, granted, but surely this is madness?

  2. This is a really great tool! I and many other people are concerned about the global issues and want to know where their waste goes to and if it is really recycled. I know that not all the waste is handled the way we expect and I think that we need to know so we have the choice to protest or do something about it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for sharing an incredible tool for recycling waste. Nowadays, environment safety is a main concern for people around the world so I hope this will help them to save environment.

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