Most of us know that recycling is a great way to reduce our waste and help the environment. However it can get a bit confusing now and again. Is this recyclable? Do I have to clean items before putting them in the green bin? Is meat compostable? These are some of the more frequently asked questions when it comes to recycling. Well fear not! We are here to give you some assistance with regards to the do’s and don’ts of getting more green with our 10 Simple recycling tips.
Our top 10 tips
- Keep separate containers for general waste, recycled waste and organic waste. Make a point to mark each receptacle, to ensure everybody in the house realizes which to utilize.
- Wash out recyclable food packaging. Utilize your dish water to wash out milk containers, tins, jars, containers and so forth, this spares water as well!
- Utilize biodegradable packs in your organic waste bin. You can purchase compostable bags in most super markets.
- Don’t put meat waste or leftovers your brown bin, as this will bring flies and rodents. All other food waste will compost down nicely.
- Reuse! Rather than discarding everything, why not check whether there is an opportunity to up-cycle. Tin can pencil holder perhaps? Glass jar for screws and nails?
- Keep your Green bin dry. Utilize a recyclable bag to keep the receptacle crisp and dry and ensure any fluids are dried from containers before placing them in the Green bin.
- Smooth, squash and crush all your recyclables! You’ll fit so much more in your bin and not have to put it out as often which can also save you money.
- Utilize rechargeable batteries where possible.
- Give your old garments. Garments are extremely simple to reuse, with plenty of Clothes bins and charity shops in the locality.
You will feel good for donating old clothes to a good cause.
- Decrease your utilization. Tip: Purchase a big bottle of water instead of 6 small bottles and refill the bottle when empty.
Do your bit to help.
Using our simple recycling tips will help you stay on top of your household waste, help the environment and maybe even save you a few Euro in the process. That way, everyone wins!
For more info on recycling, see the Repak website