Recycle Week tips: in the bathroom



So you’ve got a recycling routine that works for you and you know it inside and out. You know what can be collected for recycling and which container to put your recycling in. There’s not one empty plastic milk bottle or glass bottle in sight in the kitchen – they’re all patiently waiting to be collected for recycling. The job is done! But is it really? Surely there can’t be anything else that can be recycled…and if there is, where would you find them?

This week is Recycle Week and the theme is recycling around the home. Every day this week we are looking at different rooms and looking at what can be recycled.

Today we are thinking about the bathroom, are you sure there isn’t anything in there that could go in your recycling collection?

  • Toothpaste boxes and toilet roll inner tubes can definitely go in
  • Along with plastic shampoo, bleach and bathroom cleaners,
  • Liquid soap bottles – just remember to remove the trigger spray and pump dispenser tops!

There’s so many items in the bathroom waiting to be recycled that can make a huge difference. For instance, if everyone in the UK recycled one toothpaste box, it would save enough energy to run a fridge in over 2,000 homes for a year.


For more ideas on recycling and hints and tips to save money and help the environment visit the Recycle for Dorset Blog

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