Talking recycling on ‘Living Green, Loving Saving’ BBC Radio Nottingham

Recycling – we hear about it all the time, but why should we recycle, where does it go and how can we all do a little more?

Well, this week on my ‘Living Green, Loving Saving’ radio series on BBC Radio Nottingham, I’ve got the very answers you are looking for. From recycled products including recycled glass insulation, to recycling DVD’s for charity, Swhopping and National Zero Waste Week. Plus, how you can recycle whilst grabbing a piece of Olympic history.

To find out more, tune in to my ‘Living Green, Loving Saving‘ series with Richard Spurr on BBC Radio Nottingham – only 5 days left to listen! Starts around 3.21

p.s. in case you miss the links (I was talking fast!), here they are below:

Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility

Veolia’s Materials Recovery Facility has an education room and visitor viewing galleries, so members of the public, community groups and schools can find out exactly what happens to their recyclable waste.

To find out more visit Veolia’s site

Recycled glass home insulation

Recycled glass is used to make home insulation. Eco-friendly, free from artificial colours and dyes, lightweight and easy to handle, insulation made from recycled glass offers superior thermal insulation ensuring your home is energy efficient throughout the year. To find out more visit

National Zero Waste Week – ‘One More thing’

Sign up and make your recycling pledge on

Recycle DVD/CD’s for

Swap and Shop with M&S and OxfamShwopping

Sign up to collect batteries at your

Recycle and grab a piece of Olympic history

London Olympic and Paralympic Games Memorabilia is up for auction. Including ‘life size’ Wenlock and Mandeville mascots as seen around London, used sports equipment and items worn in the opening ceremony, including the cone-shaped electric dresses and the Mary Poppins outfit.

Remains of the Games

All of the furniture and accessories used in the Olympic Village are being sold off. Including a complete ‘Athlete’s bedroom’, umpire chairs, parasols and benches.

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