Recycle Week provides online tools to help you recycle
Recycling isn’t always as easy as it should be, but this week is Recycle Week and there are lots of tools to help your recycling, including research on the emotional barriers to recycling electricals.
Mobile phones and more: recycling electricals
UK households throw away enough electrical goods each year to fill six Wembley stadia.
Working out which electricals you can recycle and where should be easier using our recycling electricals tool. Simply choose which item you want to recycle and read our tips on what to do next. You can also read our guide to the , which explains shops’ obligations to help you recycle electrical goods such as mobile phones, computers and white goods for free.
Recycling search by postcode
The Recycle Week website has a recycling postcode search tool (at the bottom of its home page) so you can see what you can recycle in your area. There are also recycling tools for Scotland and Wales as well as an events finder.
Excess food packaging
One solution to the amount of rubbish the UK throws away rather than recycles is not to have it in the first place. Our guide to excess packaging has tips on how to avoid it altogether, complain about it if you do get it, reduce plastic bag use and information on the legal requirements for packaging.
Have you bought goods wrapped in excess packaging? We’d love to hear about them – email Help Wanted at Which?, including any photos you have.
Which? recycling advice
Watch our video on improving your recycling, part of the Which? guide to recycling. It’s packed with advice on recycling plastics, food and garden waste and paper.
Lower your gas and electricity bills
You can compare energy prices and switch to a new gas and electricity supplier on Which? Switch. People who switched with us between 1 October and 31 December 2013 are predicted to save an average of £234 a year on their bills.
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