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It’s so important that we find uses for our old unwanted treasures.
– and not to throw items away at local recycling points.
We’ve highlighted a few ways that every day household items can be reused and upcycled for pet care in our blogs.
Surprisingly duvets are a ‘challenge’ to recycle and UK’s reycling points do not really want them deposited with them but for owners to find other ways to recycle them.
Our blog provides ways that you can recycle these to animal shelters and charity shops with tips on how to find these locations.
If you want to give these away, we provide the best online free resources to dispose of them quickly and locally.
Recycling Wellington Boots
Wellies – are the shortened name for wellington boots in the UK and where no dog walker living in the countryside would be without them. However trying to recycle damaged wellies is quite a task.
There are only two retailer initiatives that we’ve found currently for recycling if you’re wellies are damaged, otherwise it’s a case of processing these at your nearest recycling point.
Alternatively, you can upcycle them with ideas on how to do this.
Wearable wellies can be donated to charity shops, (with exceptions), or advertised online and we’ve provided the best ways to do this if your immediate family or friends do not need a spare pair.
Recycling Pillows and Cushions
Many pillows and cushions are not environmentally friendly being made of synthetic fibres and are difficult to recycle.
Recycle Now is responsible for directing the public to their local recycling plant, but provides this statement –
Duvets and pillows are not recyclable; however some animal charities may be able to use them for bedding. Otherwise, they should be put in the general waste.
Animal shelters and charities are very grateful for donations and you can read more about how to pack the items and where to find these outlets. You can advertise your pillows and cushions for pet owners on free online platforms to collect locally, and other ways you can use them around the home or friends and family pets.
Charity shops have been around for many years in the UK post WW2 and now one of the leading countries in the world offering clothing and other products to residents providing an important second chance to be worn again.
We explain in this blog how pet charity shops can accept clothing and how to donate since the pandemic 2020 broke.
Councils up and down the country ask residents not to throw away clothing and textiles into their landfill bins but to recycle at appropriate local recycling points or better still, find a second life for towels.
Pet owners welcome towels to help dry their dogs after heavy rain and muddy walks as do animal shelters and charity shops.
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