One Bag Recycling Man

A man from Birmingham recycled so much in 2012 that he only filled one black bin bag in the whole year.

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.

Recycling: Top tips

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.