Cardiff Recycling Guide

With the emphasis in today's world being on the eco-friendly, it is becoming increasingly important and equally popular to recycle our goods. While some areas achieve this better than others, Cardiff recycling is to a high standard with almost all recyclable goods having an outlet where they can be taken or collected.

Obviously there are council-led efforts to recycling household basics such as paper, plastics and tins, amongst others, but how does Cardiff recycling fair in the war for recycling other items such as clothing, furniture and electrical goods? Firstly it is important to understand the basics of recycling, then look into how Cardiff recycling fairs in the eco stakes.

Recycling itself is the process by which used, unwanted materials generally considered to be waste are processed into new products with the aim to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, to reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, to reduce energy usage, to reduce air and water pollution and to lower greenhouse gas emissions by comparison to virgin production.

Recycling is considered to be a key component of modern waste reduction and is known to be the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” waste hierarchy.

Materials that are considered to be recyclable include different kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles and electronics. Generally these materials are either taken to a Cardiff recycling collection centre or alternatively picked up from your home when you place them into a designated dustbin.