As part of our eco-Wednesday feature, we will be giving ideas and advice on how you can make your home and lifestyle more environmentally friendly. Most Brits are now pretty savvy with kitchen recycling but recent research claims that our bathroom waste is being missed from our recycling regimes.
More than 30,000 tons of widely recycled bathroom waste finds its way to landfill each year in the UK. Andy Sibley, Managing Director of Envar Composting, clarifies the situation: “widely recycled bathroom waste items include plastic bottles, cardboard toothpaste boxes, toilet roll tubes and moisturiser boxes. You can also recycle single-use contact lens dishes, some make up packaging and moisturiser jars made from glass or plastic.”
Last week, we mentioned that you can also compost some bathroom waste, such as the hair from your hairbrushes. You can also look at environmentally friendly products such as wooden hairbrushes and toothbrushes, paper stick cotton buds and reusable face cloths rather than disposable face wipes.
So, keep your homes eco-savvy and recycle everywhere, not just in the kitchen. Another eco-Wednesday tip coming next week…