Wash Your Recycling Before Recycling.

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80 Points

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The Why.

In 2018, Recycling with the equivalent weight of 2.7million Silverback Gorilla, was landfilled … Whooaa!!

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More washing up!!! Noooooooooo!!! Afraid so, if there's too much contamination in our recycling, it makes it a lot harder to recycle.

If contamination for a particular load is too high when it reaches the recycling facility, the whole load can get rejected. It will then either be burned or sent to landfill.

In 2018, 500,000 tonnes of recycling (the weight of about 2.7million Healthy Mature Male Silverback Gorillas) had to go to landfill because of contamination.

The How.

It doesn't need to be spotless, it just needs a quick rinse or a wipe …

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Recycling doesn't need to be absolutely spotless, just use your old washing up water to give them a quick rinse or a wipe.

Wait until it's dry too before is goes in the recycling, as the wet can ruin any paper or cardboard in there.

The Points.

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Max Points 80.

• 0 Points: If your recycling is well and truly soiled

• 40 Points: Once you've cleaned your very first bit of recycling

• 80 Points: Once all your recycling is relatively clean and dry

Award yourself Max Points if this isn't applicable to you.

e.g. Max Points for Nappies if you don't have a baby / Max Points for Drive Economically if you don't drive.

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