Buying recycled

It's important to buy recycled content products wherever possible as this creates a demand for recycled materials and keeps the recycling industries healthy financially. In many cases, making a product from recycled materials reduces the product’s overall impact on the environment.

Toilet tissue, paper towel and office paper are every day items that can be made with recycled content, leaving virgin fibre for higher quality papers. Remember the job that toilet paper does! It doesn’t need whiter than white virgin paper to do the job.

There is also a wide range of other products that can be made from recycled materials. Recycled plastic products include:
compost bins
plastic ‘lumber’ products
worm farms
‘wheelie’ bins
Recycled paper products include:
Stationery
gift wrapping
storage boxes
insulation
egg cartons
kitty litter

Some building materials are made with recycled content. You can even get laptop bags made from recycled truck tyre inner tubes and beanbags made from old billboards.