Top tips for a recycling summer

Top tips for a recycling summer

Recycling in the summer

With the sun making a long awaited appearance you may be in holiday mode, but that doesn’t mean we should take a break from sustainability.

Recycle Western Riverside would like to offer the following top tips to help make sure that looking after the environment remains high on your priority list over the summer:

  • Greener barbecues – if you are having a barbecue this summer remember that much of the waste produced can be recycled. You can recycle all your paper, card and cardbord; glass bottles and jars; cans, tins and empty aerosols; plastic bottles, pots tubs, and trays as well as cartons. You can avoid wasting food by cooking only enough for the number of people attending. For more great tips, recipes, food facts, portioning, storage and money-saving advice visit Love Food Hate Waste
  • Perfect picnic – when going for a picnic use reusable crockery rather than disposable knives and forks and paper plates. Buy loose fruit and vegetables rather than food in disposable packaging. They are much cheaper than pre-packed - and remember to pack food in re-usable containers. Buy local produce when possible which will cut carbon emissions given off during transportation and provide support to local farmers.
  • Clothing clear-out – if you are clearing out your wardrobe to make room for summer clothes, or getting rid of everything you didn’t wear this summer come the autumn, clothes in good condition can be donated to a charity shop, or taken to a textile bank. 
  • Battery recycling – many of the devices we bring on holidays or camping run on batteries. Use rechargeable batteries wherever possible. Even better look out for solar battery chargers. You can also recycle household batteries at our reuse and recycling centres.