We're backing the MetalMatters campaign

Kingston Lib Dem councillors are backing the MetalMatters campaign to encourage people to recycle metals.

Leaflets have been sent out to Kingston residents since Christmas explaining that metal items can now be put out in the green recycling box every week.

Here are some of the items that can now be recycled:
Drink cans
Food tins
Empty aerosols
Wrapping foil and foil trays
Biscuit tins
Metal bottle tops and lids.

Everything should be rinsed before being put in the box.


Recycling one tonne of aluminium saves nine tonnes of CO2 emissions - the equivalent of driving nearly 3000 miles. Every tonne of recycled steel saves 40 per cent of the water required for virgin steel, saves half a tonne of coal, and uses only a quarter of the energy.

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