Why it's good to recycle metal

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By adam_leone | Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 22:23

Everyone living across the borough is being urged to recycle more metal in a bit to cut costs, and of course, save the planet.

The "MetalMatters" campaign is a new initiative landing across a number of boroughs in South West London, encouraging people to recycle more household metals.

These include tins, cans, aerosols, foil metal bottle tops and jar lids.

Leaflets will be dropping through letterboxes over the next few weeks to advise householders that, when it comes to recycling, metal really does matter.

The leaflets remind people that every piece of metal packaging put out for recycling will be used again and again for years to come.

And every time it's recycled it saves energy, cuts carbon emissions – and cuts costs to taxpayers, as recycling is far cheaper than landfill.

The campaign is being delivered through the South London Waste Partnership – a group of four councils (Kingston, Croydon, Merton and Sutton) that are working together to provide improved waste management services to local people.



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