It isn’t always at the top of our to-do list but the more we can recycle the less stress we are putting on the planet! Here is a list of my top ten tips to help you recycle more!
It is surprising how little adjustments in our life is easy. These adjustments can save items ending up in landfill sites across the world!
10 Tips To Help You Recycle More
It really doesn’t take long to think about where you are putting your rubbish and what options you have for recycling more!
- Paper and card, finding facilities to take this item isn’t too difficult, we’re lucky our council provides a kerbside collection!
- Garden waste, this is prime material that once composted it can be used to help grow and nurture your garden!
- Plastic is convenient but it is destroying our oceans, always find ways to recycle, reuse or refuse to buy it in the first place!
- Borrow or hire items instead of buying them means fewer products just sitting around in sheds or garages to go rusty or never used again!
- Re-purpose items, this is becoming a popular choice for many people, think outside the box and find other ways to reuse the items that are no longer needed in their current form!
- Selling an item that you no longer need is a great way to recycle that item.
- Donate items to charity, make sure you are giving items they want and need, they don’t want your rubbish!
- Stop buying things that are packaged in so much packaging that it is impossible not to just throw out!
- Never put electronic equipment in the bin, there are so many options for your unwanted electronics from recycling the parts, even repairing the item might be an option to consider!
- It is possible to sell items of your rubbish to companies who will transform them back into usable goods! This has the potential to make plastic or cans as a resource that you won’t just throw away!
Ways To Reduce Waste
It is possible to reduce the amount of rubbish that you throw away, we just need to recognise the impact that our lives are having on the world around us.
The choices we make, the money we spend all to fill our home with the items we think we need. When in reality a lot of the objects we have at home are not things that we need or love.
However, when we think about decluttering our homes putting everything in the bin isn’t always the option we should choose!
Decluttering And Recycling
Getting rid of the things that we don’t need in our homes is important, it allows us to look at the things we have and to ensure that they are the things we need and love!
When we look at those items we no longer need, making the right decisions for those items and being mindful of what goes to the landfill isn’t easy!
There are options that you might consider choosing instead of just throwing them out:
- Always looking for items that can be easily recycled: Paper, glass and cans!
- If the item is in good condition selling the item is an option!
- Donating items to charity is a great alternative rather than just throwing them away. If someone can get an item for a fraction of the cost new, it is worth considering!
- Is there another job that this item can do around your home?
Changing Function And Purpose
- small boxes make great dividers in drawers
- Plastic bottles can be reused rather than just thrown away
- A chest of drawers can become a unit in your front room
- A pallet that is used for delivery can become a table
- Your kitchen scraps could become compost for your garden
The list is endless, it is thinking about what options are open to you and what makes sense!
Your Decisions Count
Every single decision that you make to reduce the amount of rubbish that you avoid sending to a landfill counts!
Yes, there are tonnes of stuff going to landfills around the world and you might think that what you add to it doesn’t matter but it does!
The more that you recycle and make those changes, the same for the next person. It all makes a difference and your difference counts!
Therefore, the more you reduce the waste that you produce and the more you are able to recycle the better the impact on the world! Your ability to reduce the clutter that is recycled is important.
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