Talking Rubbish Blog

What is 'closing the loop'?

Imagine the forest. Are there rubbish bins in the forest? No, because the forest keeps the management of its waste material within its own system. Trees grow, drop leaves and branches, animals poo or die, rain happens, the leaves and branches decompose, feed the plants and animals and it all keeps going. A very effective closed loop system.

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Should we be given another recycling bin?

A discussion on household recycling can be a passionate one. The size of the bin, frequency of collection, working out which of those pesky plastics are ok to put in the recycle bin, and what about plastic bags? It can be confusing. As a community we generally have a positive attitude to curb-side or council recycling collections. We feel good doing our bit by putting all the paper, cans, plastic containers and glass into that yellow lidded bin...

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