Red White, Blue... and Green?
30th May 2012
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Keep Red, White Blue and Green for the Jubilee.


Prince Charles would be proud! The Jubilee is almost here, and whilst he’s waiting for his go on the throne, Charlie is a champion of green issues.


So what better way to celebrate his Mum’s big day than by keeping your Jubilee celebrations green? And Cambridge City Council has some top tips. Reduce, reuse and recycle is the best motto for people hoping to save on resources, so keep these in mind.




A barbecue usually means piles of food, and all too often some of it can get wasted. So before you fire up the grill, take a look at the portion calculator and don’t overdo the buying. And if you do have leftovers, they can be recycled in your green bin.




Paper plates might be convenient, but think of the waste when you throw them away. These days plastic picnic tableware is available that can be kept and used again and again.


There’s no need to buy party decorations that will be thrown out after the event. Have some fun with the kids by making your own using old plastic bags and sweet wrappers. (Tesco bags are already red white and blue… Other supermarkets are available…..) Visit for more ideas.




The bin collections in Cambridge are taking place one day late this week, so if you are usually Collected on a Friday, it’ll be Saturday next week. Double check your collection date at


And don’t forget to make sure you leave all your bottles, glass, plastic, cans and cartons in the blue bin to be recycles. Alternatively, take them to your nearest recycling point. Find it at 

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