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Just watched a tv program about what happens to our rubbish after we chuck it in the bin .The different things that happens to it and companies make money out of food waste and recycling and put it to use in a different ways is utterly amazing and seriously opens your mind .

I have always been of the opinion that somethings that are of a huge scale such as a planet issue cannot be solved locally but it can help . Would you recycle more and possibly pick up litter if you knew you would make money from it or say for example money was taken off your council tax ?

stuartsmith544
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

It’ll certainly help. In other countries, they have such schemes that work effectively, with people actually cleaning the streets for scraps

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laraquinn
laraquinn2 months ago

Yeah,I definitely would.I recycle religiously anyway, but it would be nice to earn some money from it.

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

I'm happy to recycle, so don't need a financial incentive to do it more. Instead, I'm not happy with how recycling is done in the UK. There is no uniformity among councils on how and what can be recycled. A lot of recycling waste is just being shipped abroad and ends up being dumped. For example, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-53181948/why-is-uk-recycling-being-dumped-by-turkish-roadsides

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith544
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2 months ago

Agreed , I thinks its utter insanity that for example my council will recycle 1 thng but then 5 miles down the road and its a different council they will then say no they dont recycle certain items . I am like you and have a real sense of loving to recycle but I just think if a person knows they will be rewarded that they would A ) correctly do recycling in the right way and B) They would do more if they knew they would be rewarded in someway even though its shouldnt take financial reward to do the right thing .

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid2 months ago

ACR exactly also not everyone knows that recycling machines doesnt pick up black lids as it doesnt count the colour..ir that not all paper can be recycled. For example shiny magazines etc.

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid2 months ago

In some countries you pay 10p deposit for the bottle when you buy a drink. Then you take it to collection station and get a receipt with amount off to use on shopping etc. I think in Norway they do it with cans aswell as bottles. That definitely reduces plastic bottles thrown everywhere. But really when people lately use single use masks/gloves etc and just dump it on the street?! What is going on in their minds?!.. My 7yr old knows not to litter. If there are no bins around you bring it home. We are all responsible for our planet and have to do our bit. I dont know if money incentives would change something... it's like picking up dogs poo.. there are fines everyone knows you have to do it and yet how often there's plenty piles of it on the pavements where kids could tread on it and quite often it's right outside someone's house... for some reason they love having a dog and also to pretend like they dont have to pick up after it...

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

I recycle as much as we possibly can, of there was a money incentive then it would a nice extra but it wouldn't change my recycling habits. What I would prefer would be for sustainable products to be less expensive or to get a discount on your shop for buying sustainable products.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen152 months ago

I wouldn’t do it anymore because I actually can’t, I recycle as much as I can already but being paid for it would be a nice bonus 🤣 I like the recycling promotions like “bring back 5 empty tubs and get a full one free“ like Lush does with face masks

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Mango4
Mango42 months ago

For me payment to recycle would not make any difference, I recycle where I can anyway. More recycling points and making it easier for people to recycle would be more beneficial for me. Where I live all recycling points other than the main Council refuse station which you have to make an appointment for now , have been removed, i'm talking about the ones that used to be in supermarket car parks, council owned car parks etc , so other than our weekly or fortnightly collection from home it not the easiest thing to do. I've also just returned from a Park holidays 4 night break and not one recycling bin onsite, all plastic bottles cans etc went in general waste, no need for it in 2020. It's the councils and businesses that need to up their game with regard to recycling.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 months ago

I try to recycle anything I can but not sure what can and can't be recycled but yes I think it would help another thing that would help is more bind outside with parts for recycling and non recycling

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

I think there should be a financial penalty for those don’t recycle - if by choice. Obviously if people are unable to or don’t have the facilities to then that is different but everyone where they can should recycle, and if they choose not to then they should be penalised!

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lornaae
lornaae2 months ago

Personally I recycle either way but I definitely think the incentive helps for some people, and it’s been successful in other countries where they have bottle return schemes

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 months ago

Yes, although I do as much as can already. In Australia you get money on all plastic and glass bottles in exchange for supermarket vouchers.

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