|When we throw things away we lose not only the raw materials in making
them, but the fuel needed to extract, make and transport them. Instead of trying to reduce waste, the Council tries to “predict” how much is thrown away and “provide” landfill sites and incineration to deal with it.Both landfill and incineration are bad for the environment. We should buy fewer products and they should be designed to be more durable and easier to reuse or recycle. Only a small proportion of what we use should be discarded. This “Zero Waste” strategy covers everything from manufacture, marketing and procurement, to use, reuse, recycling and disposal.
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|Bring Banks – Places to take your waste to recycle
Bring banks are containers that are placed in public places where you can deposit your recyclable materials. Find your nearest bring bank by searching by postcode
|Freegle in Sheffield
…is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit network of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
|Furniture Reuse Network
The FRN develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK and reduce poverty by helping people in need access furniture and other household items at affordable prices.
|Sheffield City Council: Bins, waste and recycling
Sheffiedl City Council provide five Household Waste Recycling Centres. Householders can take bulky items, garden waste, electricals , furniture and other items to be disposed of
|Stop Unwanted Direct Mail
Mailing Preference Service aids your right to choose the mail you want. Unwanted, unread Direct Mail has no place in anyone’s home, especially if you’re not interested in receiving it.
It’s inaccurate to describe Sheffield as “one of the best-performing areas in the UK” for recycling (Star August 5th). We … Full Story »
Dear Sir Well done to Mark Jones (Star Letters, 8th December 2014) for recycling as much as he can. The … Full Story »