Global warming, diminishing natural resources, energy conservation, landscaping, and climate change are important issues that we can’t ignore today. So, if you want to make a small contribution of your own to reduce the destruction of your Mother Earth, then you need to start practicing recycling at your home.
According to statistics, the average person produces 100,000 pounds of waste in a lifetime. If you start practicing recycling methods at your home, then you will be able to reduce the amount of waste produced by you and make a small difference in the protection of your home. To start recycling, you can try the following tips –
Have a slow start
Once you have planned to go green, then don’t put pressure on yourself to go green overnight. You should first start by learning the recycling process and implement it on one aspect at your home. You should educate your family members about the benefits of recycling and encourage them to participate in your go green mission. If you put too much pressure on yourself, then you will not be able to achieve anything. So, go slow and steady but make a difference.
Reduce your waste
This might not be directly related to the recycling, but if you start by reducing the amount of waste you throw in the dustbin, then this will give your recycling process a kickstart. You should think twice before throwing anything into your waste bin. If you can use a particular thing again, then don’t throw it in the dustbin like when you empty a sauce bottle, then instead of throwing it away – you can use it to fill something else and reduce your waste.
Understand what you can recycle
When you are recycling things, then you might get confused with some items – whether to recycle them or not. There are plenty of items that can give you a headache. So, you should refer to your recycle program when you got confused. But, some of the simple things are –
Paper and Cardboard – All types of papers are accepted for recycling like newspapers, magazines, books, etc., But, when you are recycling cardboard, then make sure that it doesn’t contain any food stains or marks like pizza boxes and remove the inner lining from dry food items boxes before recycling.
Plastics – Most recyclable plastics have the numbers on them, often on the bottom, and one through seven are usually accepted. Many disposable utensils cannot be included, unfortunately, due to the low-quality blend of plastics used. If your plastic crumbles easily, then don’t include it in the recycling bin.
Aluminum – All sorts of aluminum tins or cans can be easily recycled. But, before recycling, you have to properly rinse out the cans especially of sodas or cold drink cans. This will ease down the recycling process.
Glass – Most of the glass material can be easily recycled. You just need to properly wash out glass containers or bottles and gently put them in the recycling bin. If the glass shatters before recycling, then it can’t be accepted due to a mixture of other colors.
Recycle your electronic items
With the increase in the utilization of electronic and technology gadgets, the dumpsters are now flooded with computer chips, old cell phone batteries, damaged gadgets and so much more. It is very bad to dump all your electronics into the waste bin because these electronic devices won’t be easily dumped. So, you should try to recycle your electronics instead of dumping them into the dustbin. You can contact your local electronics store and enquire about their recycling policies because most of the stores have recycling policies and they even provide decent cashback offers. So, don’t dump your electronics in the garbage ever.
It is very simple to adopt the recycle system and make a difference by reducing your waste level. Just reduce your waste as much as possible and recycle more and more things.