8:15 pm, Wed 09 Jan 2013
The one bag extreme recycling man
Along with taking down the tree, it's one of the worst parts of the post Christmas come down, getting rid of all the rubbish. Many of us may still be surrounded by mountains of Christmas paper, boxes and cards.
Not to mention the bottles! But one man has not only got through Christmas but the whole of 2012 using just one bin bag. Kate Fisher's been hearing how he does it.
9:20 am, Wed 09 Jan 2013
Here's a few tips to getting the most out of your recycling:
Reuse glass jars.
Reuse plastic carrier bags as bin liners or return them to your local supermarket to be recycled.
Buy products with packaging which is recyclable.
Use resealable and reusable containers for storing food.
Buy goods that are made from recycled material.
Use baking soda to clean sinks, toilets and showers.
Use kerbside recycling schemes if available.
Visit recycling banks.
Have a recycling bin next to your ordinary bin in the house.
8:30 am, Wed 09 Jan 2013
Trick of the trade: A compost bin
John Newson, an 'extreme recycler' from Birmingham, tells ITV Central about how he only filled one black bin bag in the whole of 2012 due to recycling.
The compost bin seems to be the trick of his trade.
7:00 am, Wed 09 Jan 2013
'Extreme recycling man' produced one rubbish bag in 2012
John Newson composted everything he could and grew hiw own vegetables
Credit: ITV Central
A man from Birmingham recycled so much in 2012 that he only filled one black bin bag in the whole year.
John Newson composted everything he could and grew hiw own vegetables. He's trying to do it again this year.