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Recycling Week

Recycling. Castle Point does. Because it matters.

Recycle Week 2018 takes place this week (24-30 September) and is a great opportunity to show what a difference recycling can make to the environment by reducing pollution and ocean plastics.

Castle Point is a borough of recyclers, but more can still to be done to help recycle more.

Cabinet member for Waste and Environment, Cllr Ray Howard said: “Each of us can make a real difference with something that is so simple. 79% of all plastic waste ever produced is still in the environment.  But you can help by recycling more of the plastic used.  Not only does recycling plastic give it a new use, it also saves energy. If everyone in the UK recycled one more bathroom cleaner bottle, enough energy could be saved to vacuum around 82,460 homes. So this Recycle Week, why not see what more you can recycle from your bathroom?”

Did you know, for example, that items from bathroom cleaners to shampoo and shower gel bottles, cardboard toilet roll tubes and toothpaste boxes, and aluminium deodorant and shaving foam canisters can all be recycled and turned into new products?  All these items can simply be placed in the pink sack for recycling.  Why not keep a pink sack in your bathroom for easier recycling?

For plastics all you need to do is rinse, squash and pop the lids back on then place in your pink sack. It’s that easy.

For more information about recycling in Castle Point, including details of what can and can’t be recycled from around the house, visit