Act on impulse and recycle your aerosol cans with Dorset councils!

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By Emily_P | Thursday, June 30, 2011, 07:39

Has your deodorant run out of spray or your furniture polish lost its shine? Dorset councils have teamed up with recycling initiative Aerofoil to show how easy it is to recycle aerosols.

A new campaign, which launched this Recycle Now Week, aims to highlight that aerosols like empty deodorant, hair spray, air freshener and furniture polish cans can all be recycled as part of residents' kerbside collections.

A series of roadshows will run across Dorset this summer and will feature a giant aerosol as well as the chance to win £25 of Amazon vouchers for guessing how many cans are in a bale.

This is a partnership campaign between Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation's (Alupro's) Aerofoil campaign, Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset Waste Partnership, Poole Borough Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. The initiative features adverts for a fleet of 16 recycling vehicles, as well as bus and radio advertisements.

Chair of the Dorset Waste Partnership Hilary Cox said: "Dorset residents are enthusiastic recyclers of household items, especially kitchen products but many forget that bathroom items can be recycled too. Promoting aerosol collections to residents is a great way to highlight how easy it is to recycle these.

"Aluminium and steel used in these containers can be recycled endlessly without losing quality. It's a really effective way for households to help reduce carbon emissions, cut costs and save energy."

Rick Hindley, executive director from Alupro, said: "More than 580 million aerosols are used by UK households each year, so there is huge potential to save energy and resources by recycling them."

Aerosols which can be recycled include:

  •   Motoring: Polishes, de-icers, cleaners, lubricants and oils, glass cleaners, engine cleaners, degreasers.
  • Cosmetics: Hair sprays, shaving foams, shaving gels, deodorants, body sprays, antiperspirants, hair mousse.
  • Food: Whipped creams, mustard, oil.
  • Household: Glass cleaners, oven cleaners, carpet cleaners and refreshers, air fresheners, insecticides, furniture polish, wood care sprays, bathroom and kitchen cleaning foams, starch sprays, shoes polish, paint, lacquers.
  • Medical: Disinfectant sprays and cleaners, asthma inhalators, burn sprays.
  • Paint & varnishes: Paint sprays, anti-corrosive sprays.
  • Novelty: Party streamer sprays, coloured decorative sprays, snow sprays, frost flower sprays



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    finally! we don't have to pierce or crush the cans anymore! brilliant!

    By BucklandRiper at 20:54 on 30/06/11

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