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Shipham school to raise money by recycling

A North Somerset School has pledged to accept hard-to-recycle plastics from residents to prevent them from going to landfill sites. Shipham First School has signed up to a project managed by recycling company, TerraCycle which will award points to be later converted into money for the school.

7 ways to take your household recycling to the next level in Norfolk

Of course, there are still some items which end up in your regular bin – and therefore in landfill. But thanks to TerraCycle, which partners with individual collectors and companies to collect and recycle almost any sort of waste, and other schemes, it is getting easier to give old items a new lease of life and take your recycling to the next level. Here are seven ideas for starters.

Inside the rise of the ‘Zero Waste Influencer’ – easy tips to be green like Beyoncé

Brits alone create almost half a tonne of rubbish each year – but there are easy ways to join the stars and save our planet Lots of plastics are labelled as “not yet recyclable”. Truth is, most things can be recycled, just not in your local council pick-up. Soft plastic such as grocery bags, bread bags and crisp packets can be dropped off at larger Tesco stores, while Boots are encouraging people to bring in their beauty and dental products for recycling. Check out TerraCycle, a scheme set up to recycle those “non-recyclables”, such as cheese packets, Pringles tubes and razors.

Recycled crisp packets help create garden for young people with mental health issues

A new garden for young people with mental health problems has been made with the help of thousands of recycled crisp packets. The new Wooden Spoon Allotment on the Blakenhall Road Allotment Site in Goodwood, Leicester, includes a ping pong table, four planters, four seedling tables, a picnic table, two benches and four bird nesting boxes all made from recycled material from KP Snacks. The items were made by TerraCycle from recycling collected across the UK, including used packing for nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels from KP, which makes its snacks in Ashby.

Blackburn with Darwen Council to recycle plastic film for 1st time

A LOCAL authority is seeking to start recycling plastic film for the first time. Blackburn with Darwen Council is to launch a partnership later this year with US-based firm TerraCycle, which has a local depot, to ensure that the common packaging can be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way. The new 'green' initiative was announced to last week's full Council Forum by borough environment boss Cllr Jim Smith.

Plastic Free July: How to make your beauty routine more eco-friendly

Looking to boost your green credentials? Then welcome to Plastic Free July, a global movement that helps millions of people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution on our streets, in our oceans and our communities. Fortunately, big brands are making it easier for us to do our bit. First up is cosmetics giant L’Oréal, which will take back and recycle its empty packaging — its Maybelline brand and recycling company TerraCycle have installed recycling points in branches of Tesco, Boots, Sainsbury’s and Superdrug. Meanwhile, Aveda, The Body Shop and Faith In Nature all offer refills of your existing bottles.