QUIZ: Can you tell which of these items can be recycled?
Brought to you by WEEE Ireland
The power is in your hands to get full marks in this quiz.
Ireland is back in lockdown and throughout the country, people are searching for things to do to fill all the time we have to spend at home for the next few weeks.
If you’ve had your fill of Zoom quizzes, baking banana bread or challenging friends to do a 5k run on Instagram from the last lockdown, then another way of filling some time might be to do a bit of a spring clean.
Granted, it is November, but with the weather turning colder and wetter and the evenings getting shorter and shorter, what better time to clear up some space in the attic, the shed or the garage?
Speaking of a big clean up, it’s vital to know when you are getting rid of clutter throughout the house what can and can’t be recycled and to remember that small things matter too.
Small Things Matter is the focus of a campaign by WEEE Ireland, which is calling on Irish householders to recycle their waste energy-saving lightbulbs and small electrical household items to benefit the environment and support LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.
WEEE Ireland is making it easy for everyone to do the right thing with three simple reminders: that recycling small electronic household waste items is free, easy and local. ·
- It’s Free: Any small electrical item with a plug or battery can be recycled for free. So, whether you’re returning kettles, toasters, toys, lightbulbs, batteries or clearing out the garden shed of electric lawnmowers and drills, there’s no need to worry about bin charges – it’s completely free.
- It’s Easy: When it has reached the end of its useful life, every piece of Small WEEE/e-waste can easily be recycled at recycling points across the country. Return electrical waste to your local recycling centre (at no charge) or to participating electrical retailers (where’s there’s no purchase necessary), and you can drop waste lightbulbs to recycling centres and hardware or lighting stores nationwide too.
- It’s Local: Recycling waste batteries, electrical and lighting equipment allows resources including plastics, metals and glass to be recovered for further use in manufacturing, and ensures hazardous waste is disposed of safely helping to protect our environment.
Participants in the campaign will be glad to know that all recycling efforts will help support LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, to whom WEEE Ireland has donated over €440,000 since the start of its partnership in 2011.
A very worthy cause, funds raised bring support and palliative care to children with life-limiting conditions. The power is in your hands to help and you can find your nearest recycling point via the WEEE Ireland interactive map here.
Before you start the spring clean, we’ve decided to test your knowledge of household items that can or can’t be recycled, vital information to have to hand before you get cracking on the attic or the garage.
Let’s do it…
WEEE Ireland’s Small Things Matter campaign is calling on Irish householders to recycle their waste energy saving lightbulbs and small electrical household items to benefit the environment and support LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. Find your nearest recycling point here. The power is in your hands!
Brought to you by WEEE Ireland