EFFRA Committee member Diane Poole, has written a guide on recycling in the local area, as part of her activities with Plastic Free Bookham. The guide is available under “About Effingham” menu and via the link effinghamresidents.org.uk/recycling
Recycling helps to save some of the materials that are thrown away. However, manufacturing products and transporting them to where they are sold uses a significant amount of energy, as does collecting them from residents and recycling them into new products. So if we can reduce the amount of waste we produce to start with, we can make a significant positive environmental impact!
In the first instance we should aim to avoid single use items and choose products with less or no packaging. Remember to take along a reusable bag when you go shopping and a reusable water bottle or coffee cup if you fancy a drink. Think about ‘reusing’ items by donating stuff to charity shops or giving things away on sites like Freebay and, similarly, acquiring ‘new’ things that way.