Recently I got a hold of shredder. With in a few weeks I had successfully managed to fill the bin with a stack load of shredded things. I could not believe how much I managed to shred, and what a waste of paper my life accumulates.
So whilst putting out a bag of the normal things to be recycled I realised that I could recycle all of the stuff I shredded. So I placed one of the bags provided by K&C council in the base and started to shred all sorts. Including envelopes, daily shopping receipts, mail shots, leaflets, and general bits and pieces of paper.
Within a little under 3 weeks I had managed to fill the bin again, with over a kilo and half (equivalent to a bag and half of sugar in weight) of shredded paper!
My shredder cost £35 from Amazon.co.uk (Fellows P-45C Cross Cut Shredder), but there are lots of models out there. Bear in mind that some shredders are not able to cope with staples, so check before you buy.
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