To some of us it means giving things like plastic and metal another life. To others, it means doing your bit to stop things going to landfill. It may also mean having lots of different coloured bins in your garden!
Have you ever thought about what happens to your bins’ contents after they are collected? The contents are taken away, broken down to their basic components and then re-used in the making of new items.
I feel that we can all do our bit to help this process, even simple things like taking a few minutes to wash out empty glass bottles and taking them to a recycling bank, instead of just shoving them in the bin.
Alternatively, why not be creative and make something out of your rubbish? There are lots of videos on YouTube and this is one of my favourites which uses old toilet roll tubes!