When it comes to recycling, metal is hard to beat. That’s because it’s endlessly recyclable - every last bit can be turned into something else. And it’s a cycle that can go on for ever.
The food or drink cans and other metal packaging items you recycle at home could end up being transformed into any one of a wide number of new products, from a designer watch or a smart phone , to a bicycle or even a new bus!
Every time metal is recycled it saves energy, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and reduces the need to mine new raw materials– so it’s good news for the planet.
Best of all it doesn’t take a lot of effort on your part to make a big difference. All you need to do is drop your cans, empty aerosols, tins and foil in your recycling bin– not the rubbish bin. It’s as easy as that!
So by recycling your waste metal packaging at home, you can reduce your carbon footprint and prevent valuable materials from being wasted. The more of us that recycle, the more the benefits will add up.