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.

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.

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.

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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