Live Simply March 2022

Live Simply March

Recycle, Repair, Reuse

Help the Poor

· Sign up for the CAFOD Walk for Hunger in Lent

· Fairtrade fortnight is 22 Feb – 6 Mar. Fairtrade pays producers a fair price for their goods, this helps them tackle challenges including child labour, women’s rights, sustainable farming practices and climate change. Buy Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar, bananas, flowers, wine, gold, cotton and other products, look for the logo

Climate Change affects the poorest people on the planet most.

For more information and to join their campaign for climate justice visit www.fairtrade.org.uk



Help the Environment

· Sign up to Rotherham Climate Action and call for Rotherham to declare a Climate Emergency https://www.rotherhamclimateaction.co.uk/nature-recovery

look at the website for a wealth of information about what we can do in our gardens and green spaces

· Put out materials such as small twigs, straw, moss and dead leaves to help birds build their nests

· Put out food and water for the birds

Live Simply – Recycle, Repair, Reuse

Is Recycling worth it? Yes it is!!!!!!!!!!!

Find out more here https://www.recyclingbins.co.uk/recycling-facts/


Recycling saves energy and money

Recycling cardboard takes 75% less energy and recycling plastic takes 88% less energy than making it from raw materials

Recycling glass takes 70% less energy and recycling aluminium takes 95% less energy than making them from raw materials. Glass and Aluminium are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly

Recycling paper takes 60% less energy than making it from raw materials. Each tonne of recycled paper saves 380 gallons of oil, 7000 gallons of water and 3 cubic meters of landfill space and 17 trees.

Recycling Saves Resources

Every time we throw away something that can be recycled we are wasting the planet’s resources. The planet’s resources are finite and are running out; one simple solution is to recycle everything that can be used again. There is same amount of gold in 41 mobile phones as 1 tonne of ore and yet only 21% of phones are recycled

Recycling reduces pollution

Recycling reduces plastic in the sea and in the environment

Burning waste creates smoke and carbon dioxide pollution

Burning trees creates smoke and carbon dioxide pollution

Recycling reduces deforestation and preserves homes for wildlife

Every tree that is cut down destroys homes for birds, insects, fungi etc

Recycling creates jobs

Recycling is an industry that creates millions of jobs



How you can help the council to recycle

Put the right thing in the right bin

Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster have a state of the art waste treatment facility that takes the waste from our pink bins. Organic waste is separated and used to generate green electricity and compost. Metals, aggregates and some plastics are extracted and recycled. The remaining material is used to produce a solid fuel which is sent to a power station to generate electricity.


We can help make this process more efficient by putting the right thing in the right bin; many more things can be recycled in council bins and Dumpit Sites, check out the links:-

https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling/goes-bin/3

https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/homepage/40/a-to-z-of-waste

For more comprehensive information about where to recycle specific items check out this website https://www.recyclenow.com/

Some surprises - Leave the tops on plastic bottles, leave the pump on cleaning product bottles but take the pump off hand wash and detergent bottles

Specialist recycling

Blister Packs can be recycled at some Superdrug stores the nearest to us is Rotherham

All oral care products Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers, packaging etc can be recycled at New St Dental Practice Dinnington

Bikes - donate bikes to Africa, the nearest drop off point is Halfords Queens Rd Sheffield

Batteries most supermarketsTesco, Aldi, Sainsbury’s Morrison’s

Light bulbs Dumpit site

Electrical Goods , first try to give, donate, or sell them or take them to the Dumpit Site

Phones first try to give, donate, or sell them

Computers, laptops - Aspire in Sheffield is a social enterprise that refurbishes and resells computers or they recycle the components if they are beyond repair. They provide jobs for vulnerable and socially excluded people https://www.aspire-sheffield.co.uk/


Sell or Donate your unwanted Stuff

Have a cupboard/ garage/ general clear out of things you don’t use or need anymore

Sell things on:-

EBay

Facebook Marketplace

Gumtree

Dinnington Forum

Donate things :-

Charity Shops

Freecycle

If you need help, ask a family member or friend or contact Chris Parrott 07817542303 who will put you in contact with someone to teach you how, or do it for you.


Have Stuff Repaired Tried and tested repair shops:-

Shoes and Leather Goods The Village Gent (was Tom Cobblers) Laughton Rd Dinnington

Computers Dave’s Computer Shop Laughton Rd Dinnington

Washing Machines, Fridges, Dishwashers, Tumble dryers, Vacuum Cleaners

Impact UK Laughton Rd Dinnington

Clothes Alterations The Fabric Shop Laughton Rd Dinnington


Buy Products made from recycled Materials

Paper, Envelope, Toilet Paper, Clothes, Garden Furniture etc.

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St Joseph’s, Dinnington Parish Priest: Fr. Andy Tel: 01909 562664 Weekend Masses: Sunday 9.30am in church; Saturday 6pm at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton Email: andyjgray

St Joseph’s, Dinnington Parish Priest: Fr. Andy Tel: 01909 562664 Weekend Masses: Sunday 9.30am in church; Saturday 6pm at Blessed William Richardson, Kiveton Email: andyjgray