Sustainability Festival 2021: Recycle Better

For a full list of recycling seminars & projects during SustFest, visit https://sustfest.org/recycling-zero-waste-21/ to plan your week

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We try to do our best recycling what we can, and you’re probably the same, but often it feels like there’s just so much to remember, and so many ways to get it wrong. To help alleviate these kind of doubts, we’ve gathered some information and solutions for you:

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Medicine blister cards are notoriously difficult to recycle because they comprise many parts and take lots of effort to sort. They’re a real headache, if you pardon the pun. Luckily for us, a local resident, Dani, is accepting your blister cards for recycling by a medical recycling firm. Please email her to arrange.

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Local Recycling Map: https://sustainablestalbans.org/local-recycling-map/

What to do with: https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with is an excellent guide to properly disposing nearly everything

What CAN’T be recycled: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49280709 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/16/which-items-cant-be-recycled-plastic-bags-coffee-cups (slightly older, but still an eye-opener)

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More businesses are accepting unused or empty containers back for re/up/cycling. We know of several, such as Lush and Body Shop, but did you know you might be able to sell your unloved IKEA furniture back to IKEA?

We hope this is helpful. And once again, to learn more about the 2021 Sustainability Festival, visit https://sustfest.org/ for 100+ events building environmental sustainability – across St Albans, Harpenden and the villages.


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