Recycling is quick and easy to do, and despite it taking a little bit more effort than throwing it all in the bin in your room there are some good reasons why it is worth it.
Each Gyp Room is provided with a general waste bin and a mixed recycling bin. PLEASE use these! And please don’t contaminate them. If you are unsure as to what to put in them, then please read the list below.
Recycling reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfill. This means less land is degraded, and there is less environmental pollution, ground water contamination and a much better habitat for wildlife.
The recycling process uses less energy and fewer natural resources than having to make a product from scratch. Recycling plastic helps to alleviate demand on oil (which could make it cheaper) and recycling metal and paper means less mining and deforestation. These activites increase carbon dioxide emissions, destroy habitats for often endangered wildlife and also contributes to many human rights abuses.
Main recycling centre (next to the open bike park by Benson H)- paper, glass, metal cans, cardboard, plastic bottles and lids
If you notice any problems with the bins or have any questions then email email@example.com.
Paper: newspapers, envelopes, magazines, catalogues, flyers and leaflets. Please do not put in cardboard as this cannot be recycled at Magdalene. Please remove staples and plastic windows if possible, as this saves the council time.
Glass: brown, green and clear bottles, jars and all glass products except light bulbs. Please rinse out (so the bins don’t smell) and remove all lids and corks.
Metal cans: aerosols, tins and foil. Please wash, remove labels and compress (so we can fit more into the bins!).
Plastic bottles: anything that is a bottle can be recycled. Plastic tubs and cartons are a different kind of plastic and cannot currently be recycled at Magdalene. Please rinse out, remove labels and lids, and compress.