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The benefits of recycling

We’ve all done it…thrown a plastic bottle into the bin and then looked guiltily over to the empty recycling containers. Although we all have good intentions when it comes to doing the right thing with our waste, it can be tricky breaking old habits and it’s easy to forget the huge benefits of doing our bit.

Don’t forget that taking action such as recycling our waste, reusing what we can and home composting all helps to make a difference to Devon. Not only do our efforts around the home reduce the use of natural resources to create packaging, but they also limit the need for landfill sites – and they even help to save energy too.

Taking that plastic bottle back out of the main bin and popping into the right container only takes a second, but did you know that recycling just one plastic bottle can save the same amount of energy needed to power a light bulb for three whole hours? Hard to imagine isn’t it! It’s not only plastic bottles that can be created when you recycle your used one, they can be transformed into fibres used for things like jumpers and mats, so don’t underestimate the importance of even the smallest recycling actions.