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Recycling and the difference it can make

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         With global warming on the increase and waste produce at an all-time high it is important that we are recycling as much as possible. Recycling involves converting a waste product into a reusable state to avoid the need for new raw materials being sourced. Not only does this reduce the need for new resources, but also the process of recycling waste products is more energy efficient as a greater amount of energy is needed to extract refine, transport and process raw materials than is required to recycle a product.

There is a limit to our planet’s natural supplies and by using recycled materials we can extend the lifespan of the materials we source in order to get the most value out of them. Recently we came across an interesting local example of recycling with Dunton & Broughton Rangers FC nearby in Leicestershire. Their five-a-side pitch was in such a state and the team were unable to replace the pitch due to limited finances that they were forced to train elsewhere.

Fortunately, the team was donated new turf that was previously used as a five-a-side pitch in Canary Wharf. This turf was initially destined to end up in a landfill site but thankfully this has been avoided by giving the turf a second home and Dunton & Broughton Rangers FC can once again train as a complete team at their preferred location.

This is one example on a small scale that summarises the recycling process. Recycled products can be anything from bags, clothes, books and toys to furniture, construction materials and bins. In a nutshell it involves a material that could be labelled as waste being reused in a different capacity therefore extending the material’s life and limiting the amount of waste that finds its way to our landfill sites.

LSPS are scrap metal recycling and waste management specialists. We are one of Leicestershire’s largest independent ferrous and non-ferrous metal recyclers and have a 50 tonne electronic weighbridge onsite. More information can be found on the LSPS website, information specifically about our waste recycling and disposal services can be found here or alternatively you can call LSPS on our free phone number: 0800 083 7807.

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