The Waste Book: British Online Recycling Guide

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How had we missed this one for so long? The Waste Book is an online directory of recycling businesses that service the south of the UK, including London. 100 different categories of waste are listed, along with the relevant companies and organisations working in each of these areas. Contact details are provided alongside a brief description of the service available. But we also appreciated the introductory articles for each so-called ‘waste.’ For instance, Britain is said to throw away 2 million pairs of shoes per week. And 700,000 million tonnes of textiles. To make those now discarded goods required 1.5 billion gallons of oil. Or try this one: A single fluorescent tube contains enough mercury to pollute 30,000 litres (8,000 gallon) of water. But still the UK divests itself of 100 million of them per annum. A great site for seeing problems and solutions lined up beside one another. ::The Waste Book

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