GRAB Trust helps Oban boost recycling

Recycling letter

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Almost 6,000 homes in and around Oban will soon be receiving a copy of The GRAB Trust’s Guide to Recycling in the town.

The leaflet is packed with really useful information on the more confusing and difficult things to recycle.

Landfill tax costs Argyll and Bute Council almost £3 million each year. (Source: Argyll and Bute Council 2017/18). The government has a target to have no more than five per cent of waste going to landfill by 2025. So the more we can reduce our consumption, reuse, and recycle, the better for the planet, as well as saving public money that could be spent on better things.

The leaflet folds out to a handy poster that is ideal for sticking next to your bins. With a helpful guide to the common types of plastic, how to identify them and what bin to put them in, you’ll be a recycling pro in no time. There is also a guide to common labels and symbols. Do you know your Mobious Loop from your Green Dot and what they really mean?

A useful map of Oban shows where things like batteries, paper coffee cups and plastic bags can be recycled – great for helping you recycle those more difficult things that you can’t put in your blue wheelie bin. We also look at bioplastics and compostable plastics and how you should dispose of them. Spoiler, most compostable plastics cannot be put in your home compost!

If you are in the post code area for PA34 4.. or PA34 5.. you will get a copy of the leaflet delivered through your letterbox this month if you haven’t already. True to our message, the leaflets are printed on eco-friendly paper and fully recyclable too. If you happen to fall outside this postcode area but still want a copy of the leaflet, you can download a copy  from the trust’s Facebook page and print it out. GRAB members and email newsletter subscribers will get a copy emailed directly to them.

To download a copy of the leaflet just check out the GRAB Beaches and Marine Litter Facebook page (@GRABbmlp) or YouTube Channel (The GRAB Trust). A link for downloading the leaflet will be freely available there and you can also become a member and join the email newsletter to show your support for The GRAB Trust helping promote recycling and a litter free Argyll.