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National Recycling Week National Recycling Week October 4 th - 10 th
Your Shopping List Think Before You Buy! Ideas for Today and Tomorrow
National Recycling Week 1. Choose Loose! Buy loose items of fruit and vegetables to reduce the amount of packaging waste you take home with you!
National Recycling Week 2. Be Observant Look out for goods packaged in recycled materials Look for goods with the green dot.
National Recycling Week 3. Buy Less Buy goods for which refills can be bought.
National Recycling Week 4. Think Long Term Try to avoid buying disposable items e.g. Buy razors with replaceable blades rather than disposable razors.
National Recycling Week 5. Recycling Facilities Most shopping centres have bring banks close by. Bring your recyclables with you when you go shopping Choose products in packaging which can be recycled!
National Recycling Week 6. Carrying your shopping home Bring an old plastic bag with you when you go shopping. Choose to use a bag for life. Use cardboard boxes, normally left at the back of the supermarket, to carry your shopping home
National Recycling Week 7. Less is More Avoid buying individually wrapped portions where possible
National Recycling Week 8. Action Use your consumer power
Recycling Why We Should Do It
National Recycling Week In 2001 the average person in Ireland generated 0.7 tonnes of municipal waste….10 times our body weight! FACT:
National Recycling Week And…….. ……Without adopting any waste prevention measures, that 0.7 tonnes per person will increase to 2 tonnes by 2015
National Recycling Week So…. Why Not… Reduce Reuse Recycle
National Recycling Week Why Recycle? Producing recycled paper involves between 28-70% less energy consumption than virgin paper and uses less water For every tonne of paper used for recycling 17 trees are spared, 7000 gallons of water are saved, 4200 kWh less electricity is used.
National Recycling Week Why Recycle? Enough energy is saved by recycling one aluminium can to light a 100 watt light bulb for 20 hours.
Recycle Into What?
National Recycling Week Recycle into What? Steel cans containing anything from baked beans to pet food are used to make new cars and bridges
National Recycling Week Recycle Into What? Plastic bags can be recycled into garden furniture, decking and fencing.
National Recycling Week Recycle Into What? Recycled paper can become new newspapers and magazines, as well as novel things such as decorative paving
National Recycling Week Recycle Into What? A vending cup can be made into a pencil or pen.
National Recycling Week Recycle Into What? 25 plastic drink bottles can be used to make 1 fleece jacket.
National Recycling Week Recycling on Campus There are skips for paper and cardboard at the back of most buildings Battery banks in Science, Engineering and NOVA Glass Bring Banks at the back of the Pay and Display Car Park
National Recycling Week Recycling on Campus Aluminium and Plastic Bring Banks in front of Restaurant and Sports Centre. Also in the Quinn School of Business, NOVA UCD, Student Centre, Vets College and Conway Institute Boxes for Toner cartridges and Mobile Phones in most buildings
National Recycling Week Your Task Make it Recycling Week EVERY Week