REDUCE - Reduce the amount of waste you create by sending an e-card and choose chocolates that have minimal packaging. Luxury gift items such as spa days can be sent electronically which also cuts down on waste.
REUSE – If you’re giving a present, use a reusable gift bag or secure your wrapping paper with a ribbon so it can be used again. After Valentine’s Day, get creative and use your card to make a gift tag, or even to make a new card.
RECYCLE - Valentines cards, wrapping paper and cardboard packaging can all be recycled from home using the blue bin and blue box recycling service. Once they have past their best, roses can be turned into compost using a home compost bin. We provide discounts on home compost bins, with prices starting at just £14.
Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene comments: “Valentines’ Day is all about romance but we are asking people to have a heart and love the environment too by reducing, reusing and recycling.”
For more information about recycling in Sheffield and where to buy a discounted home compost bin, please visit: www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or call: 0114 273 4567.
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