Everyone knows that recycling your household waste helps the
environment by saving natural resources and reducing the amount of waste for disposal. But
do people make a conscious effort to support recycling activity by purchasing products
made from recycled material?
The Buy Recycled Campaign is launched today (3 November) by LARAC and is supported by
all local authorities across Britain. It aims to increase public awareness of recycled
products and packaging and encourage greater recycling activity.
Jack Lindsey from Warwickshire County Council said
"All materials deposited at local recycling facilities are collected and recycled
to make new products. Buying products and packaging with recycled content is an ideal way
to support recycling activity by creating a market demand for more recycling."
Using waste collected though recycling schemes in the manufacture of new products not
only saves raw materials but by recycling and buying recycling products we can reduce the
amount of rubbish which is currently sent to Landfill.
"I would encourage people to support the Buy Recycled Campaign by recycling their
household waste and buying recycled products. You will be pleasantly surprised how many
quality items are now being made from recycled material."
The Buy Recycled Campaign is just part of Warwickshires Wasteline initiative
which has been developed by the County Council in partnership with BFI, Warwickshire
Wildlife Trust and local District And Borough councils.