Since Harrogate Borough Council has set up the kerbsite recycling scheme I have been recycling mostly only what we could put in the kerbsite boxes, newspaper, tins and glass bottles.
I read on Tesco's Carbon Label how much carbon saving we could make by recycling plastic bottles. This motivated me to recycle all packaging with the Mobius loop. I have investigated what can or cannot be recycled in Harrogate.
There are seven different plastics labels, all made up of a triangle symbol with a number inside from 1 to 19.
Types of plastic
The following table illustrates the most common types of plastics used, their applications and the symbol which is often used to identify them on forms of plastic packaging.
Our last Low carbon meeting was at Harrogate Toy Library on Monday 19th April 2010. We have looked at waste and reuse.
We have done some “recycled junk art" and have planted seeds with the children.
You may ask: "What is the link between Waste and planting seeds?"
"The rich, high quality compost we have used is made at home with food waste"