For anybody that knows me knows how much of a recycle freak I am. I am not ashamed to say I go through friends and families bins and pick out the recyclable material and give them a lecture on it. Strangely, I landed a role in a recycling company. WEEE Ireland is one of Irelands compliance schemes set up to organise the environmental management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and waste batteries (Basically WEEE take back ANYTHING found in a household with a plug or a battery). Mainly people know the blue battery boxes that are found in all large supermarkets. For EVERY battery recycled we donate a percentage to LauraLynns Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. Last year WEEE Ireland recycled 25 million batteries and raised over 90k for the charity. Sign your school up to the WEEE Pledge programme and you can also make a difference to their lives too.
Like it is common sense in my opinion:
- It saves you money
- Your helping the environment
- Makes you feel better (Well me anyway)
- Other people may have a use for it
Not only am I an advocate for WEEE, food, water, glass and paper recycling I am also passionate about recycling unwanted clothes. That’s why I absolutely love the genius who set up the app Depop. This is a fun and interactive place where you can buy and sell new or previously worn clothes for a fraction of the cost. Come follow me @ malibustac1 and start clearing out your wardrobe to make way for your summer closet!