Resources For Buying Recycled Products

Table TopThis table top was made from re-claimed plastics like tooth-brushes, wellies and mobile phones. Available from Smile Plastics [www.smile-plastics.co.uk]


RulerThis 12-inch ruler was made from 7 vending machine cups!
Available from Remarkable [www.remarkable.co.uk] (0208 741 1234




    The Centre of Alternative Technology [www.cat.org.uk] (01654 705 986) have a range of items with the environment in mind available for the home:
  • Recycled bag.
  • Compact wind up torch.
  • Kitchen compost caddie.
  • Biogradeable starch pen.
  • Washing brush with 5 heads.
  • Recycled plastic clipboards.
  • Recycled plastic geometry set.
  • Re-use labels for re-using envelopes.

You can even get a 'Patagonia Synchilla' windproof jacket made from recycled plastic bottles from Snow & Rock [www.snowandrock.com].

Compact paper shredders, recycling waste bins and recycled storage containers are available from Lakeland Ltd [www.lakelandlimited.com]

Recycling banks are available from Straight [www.straight.co.uk].

Old mobile phones can be recycled at Don8-a-fone [www.don8-a-fone.co.uk].  To recycle old ink cartidges phone 0800 435 576, or watch out for a drop-off point in your local town. While you`re in town, also look out for drop-off points for your old spectacles.

Say No to Plastic bags and Yes to Jute.

Available from www.canby.co.uk

Remarkable Pencils made from reclaimed vending cups.

Available from www.remarkable.co.uk Tel: 0208 741 1234

Don`t shop without a Cotton Organic Shopping Bag

Available from Essential Trading Tel: 01179 430800 www.essential-trading.co.uk, also available from Common Ground Tel: 01747 850820.

Tetra packs, clipboards & mousemats

Available from www.cutouts.net Tel: 01484 645 281

Radio & torch have no batteries, so no waste!

Available from Argos www.argos.co.uk

Copying & Laser Paper from 100% recycled paper

Available from Evolve Office. www.evolve.co.uk

Refuse, pedal bin & dog waste bags

Available from www.degradable.net

Recycled plastic hairbrush & re-fill service

Available from Bodyshop. www.thebodyshop.co.uk