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Beat the Cost of Living Crisis this Christmas with Renew

If you’re looking to save money this Christmas but still give your loved ones the perfect gift, Renew has just what you need!

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What happens to my plastic

Ever wondered what happens to all the plastic that goes in your recycling bin? Also, why some plastics cannot be recycled.

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Microwave sparking? This cheap and easy fix could save you buying a new one

Be in the loop by repairing instead of throwing away. Electronic waste is a huge problem in the UK, with so many appliances being thrown away before they’re truly broken.

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Beginners guide to upcycling furniture

Hannah from Tread Softly transforms unwanted furniture into beautiful one of a kind pieces.  Hannah shares her upcycling tips with us on how to get started.

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Six simple, sustainable swaps that could save you £1670 a year

Life is getting more expensive by the minute and we’re all looking for ways to increase the cash in our pockets. There are huge savings to be made by investing in reusable and sustainable versions of things you use everyday.

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Composting in Small Spaces

We are supporting the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub’s celebrations for International Day for Older Persons. Sow the City, who we are working with on our composting projects, have written this blog about how composting can be done in small spaces, when you don’t have access to a large open space.

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How to make your own leaf mould

What is leaf mould? Leaf mould is just decomposed leaves that have been broken down by fungus.

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Paper and Card

Most people are recycling right in Greater Manchester. However truck loads of paper and card collected last year couldn’t be recycled because some people are putting the wrong things in their paper and card bins and even purposely hiding rubbish in their bins.

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How to make your own compost at home

Want to make your own compost but don’t know where to start?

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IN THE LOOP

When you recycle your stuff in the correct bin at home, you’re part of the circular economy and #InTheLoop.

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BE BATTERY AWARE

There’s hidden batteries everywhere! We’re working with our partners Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to remind you not to put any batteries in your bins at home.

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BUY, KEEP, EAT, REPEAT

We are working with Bolton Council to help residents recycle right in their beige paper and card bin. Learn more about your beige bin and how you can get involved in this campaign.

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LET’S COMPOST NOW

Home composting is using your kitchen waste and garden waste to make your own nutrient rich compost that you can use to help feed your flowers, plants and vegetables.

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