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What happens to my recycling?

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Ever wondered what happens to your carefully sorted recycling?

Don't worry, everything that you put out for recycling gets recycled.

Some materials can be recycled in lots of different ways. What happens to your recycling depends on the company that takes it away from us.

Here you can find out what happens to some of the things you put out for recycling.

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Cans are 100% recyclable and can be recycled into new food and drinks cans or a variety of other metal products.
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Glass is an excellent material to recycle as it is 100% recyclable and can be recycled again and again without losing quality.
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Paper can be recycled into all sorts of other products including newspapers, tissues, toilet paper, wrapping paper and tags, and greetings cards.
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Plastic can be recycled into many different products, for example bin liners, pens, flooring slats, ice scrapers and many, many more.
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Your old clothes and shoes can be recycled too.

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