The majority of the UK population acknowledges the value in recycling their products, but 26% don't realise the benefits of recycling.  
 
  
According to Recycle Now, the 'national recycling campaign for England', just over half of Britons want to know more about what their recycled products are used for. 
 
At present in the UK, less than 50% of plastic bottles are recycled, which means some of this will end up in the ocean, endangering marine life.  
 
The importance of responsible waste management cannot be underestimated, but policies vary between local authorities, which contributes to the confusion surrounding what can be recycled and what can't.  
 
Head of the Recycle Now Campaign, Linda Crichton, said: "We know that a lot of people associate recycling with the kitchen...but tend not to think about other rooms in the home. 
 
The bathroom is a key room: shampoo bottles, bathroom cleaning products bottles - they can all be recycled." 
 
Recycle Now, which provides information on recycling and encourages people to recycle as much as possible, has a 'what to do with' page on their website, which gives users guidance on how to dispose of everyday items at home, while there is also information on how to reduce waste and facts and information on recycling.  
 
This year, Recycle Week ran from 25 September to 1 October 2017. 
 
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