Recycling breaks record during festive season

Recyclers in Wiltshire, UK, collected an incredible 1,600 tonnes of glass bottles and jars over the Christmas and New Year period – more than ever before.
Wiltshire County Council“s waste services m…

Recyclers in Wiltshire, UK, collected an incredible 1,600 tonnes of glass bottles and jars over the Christmas and New Year period – more than ever before. Wiltshire County Council“s waste services manager Andy Conn was delighted with the record breaking 60% increase on seasonal recycling in 2005. “I think it clearly shows recycling is becoming a way of life to all of us – glass is a particularly valuable resource to recycle as it can be reprocessed again and again without any effect on its quality and performance. “The majority of recycled glass in the UK (80%) is used to make new bottles and jars so it“s nice to know that this year“s seasonal tipples could be helping make the bottles and jars for next year”.