In this section we have information about recycling and RE-USING goods.
What’s the difference?
- Recycling refers to recycling the raw materials – for example taking a glass bottle to a factory where it can be melted down and made into a new glass product. It is usually very energy-intensive, although not as much so as using virgin materials.
- Re-using in this instance would be to find a new use for the bottle. For some goods the best way of doing this is through charity shops or other second-hand networks.