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Rubbish? Eliminating Waste? Recycle the “non-recyclable” is possible

Recycling the non-recyclable

Running around Queen’s Park the other day Jon noticed there is a litter picker that the public can use. They can spend a few minutes or so going around the park picking up litter. Such a great idea! It got him thinking about eco-friendly recycling in London, how to recycle the non-recyclable.

Although when you consider some of the rubbish, can most of it be recycled?

The standard plastic bottles are fine, if you clean them up but what about crisp packets and chocolate bar wrappers? There are certain plastics, salad bags and the film on your fruit box that are seemingly impossible to recycle. So Jon set to work to see if there was a solution out there.

Eco campaigner Natalie Fee’s articles on Time Out magazine

Reading a copy of Time Out magazine in a café he noticed eco campaigner Natalie Fee’s (Instagram: nataliefee_) section. Natalie Fee is an environmental campaigner, author and speaker. She founded the City to Sea non-profit, which campaigns against plastic pollution. She also wrote the book ‘How to Save the World for Free’.

How to save the world for free – Natalie Fee

Her articles are about how you can be more green in the city. Any time you pick up the magazine (which is a free weekly magazine – then take a look at her articles, there are some really useful eco tips in there! And Jon found this: 

Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable.”

There is a company called Terracycle ( which provides solutions to companies and individuals in order to recycle your waste. The difference with these guys is that they are Eliminating the Idea of Waste® with eco-friendly recycling not only in London but countrywide, to recycle the “non-recyclable.”

By Terra cycle - TerraCycle-Office7, CC BY-SA 2.0,
By Terra cycle – TerraCycle-Office7, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Terracycle offers a wide range of free programmes which have been funded by conscientious companies so that you can start collecting in your office, school or home. You can ship waste free of charge and you can even earn rewards for your favourite non-profit or school.

In addition to this it is a really useful website in order to find out how you can recycle those harder to recycle things locally. So check it out, well worth a browse through!