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Charity Shopping By Theresa Bates

  Charity Shopping In the current economic climate charity shopping is the new way of purchasing clothes and other items. Charity shops use the fundamental ‘green’ principles of recycling and re-using as a way of reducing the amount of belongings that enter the domestic waste stre...

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Recycle your textiles

Be ruthless. If you haven't worn or used it in the past six months, chances are you're not going to. Recycle your unwanted clothes, shoes, soft toys, linen and towels at your local clothing bank or a charity shop of your choice. Remember to tie laced shoes together to keep them in pairs. Bag other s...

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Freecycle network

We have used Freecycle for a while now saving many items from going to landfill and it is sometimes unexpected what people find useful.  We moved earlier this year and put the empty cardboard boxes onto the Canterbury Freecycle network.  We had eight replies and they went very quickly.&nb...

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Recycled plastic by Kate Dakers

Summary: Until recently, the majority of products created from plastic lumber have been made using recycled plastic material imported from Holland, Germany, France and Poland. However, more UK businesses are looking at ways to recycle plastic waste and produce materials and products that will benefi...

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Save and recycle water

Reduce, re-use and recycle water at home. Water is a valuable commodity for the planet and if you have a water meter fitted you can save money too. It is easy to save in the home by making a few simple changes to your routine, just follow the tips below: Washing machines and dishwashers - Make it a...

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