recycling

Start's advice: Today, the concept of recycling - or turning an old or unwanted product into something new - is more popular than ever. That's because recycling is an effective way of reducing landfill and energy consumption (and therefore pollution). Recycled materials in manufacturing use considerably less energy than producing new products from raw materials - even when comparing all other associated costs, including transport.

Today, experts estimate that UK recycling is the equivalent of taking 5 million cars off the road. Take aluminium, for example. The organisation Recycle Now calculates that recycling aluminium uses just five per cent of the energy needed to make it from scratch. What's more, the metal can be recycled time and time again.

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Given to HRH The Prince of Wales on his 21st birthday and last seen driven by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they left their wedding reception. The DB6 MKII Vantage Volante is one of the rarest and sought after Aston Martin cars ever made. This particular model was converted to run on E85 bioethanol, made from English wine wastage, in 2008 at the specific request of His Royal Highness.

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The 2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally event is in collaboration with Start- a national initiative by The Prince's Charities Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable living and to show what a more energy efficient, cleaner and healthier future could look like. Start's objective is to present an inspiring picture of a sustainable future.

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As the world's largest tyre company, Bridgestone is committed to reducing the impact of motoring and to helping ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations. Several Eco-Rally vehicles including the 2011 World and European Car of the Year are shod with Bridgestone tyres.

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In between his work with The Ecologist and the Conservative Party, Zac raises funds for groups around the world dealing with a broad range of environmental and conservation issues.

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The rise of Dublin act Little Green Cars and their debut album Absolute Zero has got us thinking of classsic songs about emotional angst with regards to the environment and hope for the future. Part one of this top ten contained some uplifting music with an environmental theme, this second part lists Country, Folk, Rock and R&B tracks - written decades ago - with a darker twist.

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Earth Day has just passed and World Environment Day is just around the corner, so if you're planning to celebrate you may discover that it's not easy to find positive, uplifiting songs about the environment, but here are five hits that span a range of musical styles.

Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me

The rise of Dublin act Little Green Cars and their debut album Absolute Zero has got us thinking of classsic songs about emotional angst with regards to the environment and hope for the future. Part one of this top ten contained some uplifting music with an environmental theme, this second part lists Country, Folk, Rock and R&B tracks - written decades ago - with a darker twist.

Future-living: eco-friendly home and garden supplies to help you save space, money and time. Once you've clicked on a link, you'll be taken to the product page on Amazon.co.uk, where you can complete your purchase in the normal way. Here's some inspiration from Start UK and the Energy Saving Trust:

A range of stylish, eco-rally related clothing and accessories, plus merchandise for motorsport fans. Once you've clicked on a link, you'll be taken to the product page on Amazon.co.uk, where you can complete your purchase normal way - look out for recycledupcycledvegan-friendly and organic bargains. Or click on the following links for clothing made from sustainable materials such as hemp and bamboo.

Here you will find a range of carefully selected films, documentaries and TV shows related to the Eco-Rally participants which are currently available on Amazon.co.uk / LOVEFiLM.

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