Recycle across the home not just kitchen

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Borders residents are good at recycling items from the kitchen but during national Recycle Week they are being asked to think beyond kitchen recycling.

Kitchen items such jars, milk bottles, tin cans and cereal boxes are commonly recycled, but many of us forget about shampoo bottles, loo rolls, and toothpaste boxes in the bathroom and recycling jars from cosmetics such as face creams, aerosols from deodorants and hairspray and plastic bottles from things like nail varnish or moisturiser.

Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland said: “Recycling is becoming habitual behaviour in Scottish households, which is hugely important to reach the target of recycling 70% of our waste by 2020. However, even regular recyclers can do a bit more, and our call to action this Recycle Week is to extend the focus out beyond the kitchen.”