Need some help making more of your recycling? Perhaps you just need a bit of practical advice on what can go where? Fear not, we’re here to help with our handy top 10 best recycling tips to make life a bit easier when it comes to being environmentally responsible.
1. Recycle Everyday
Try so get into the habit of recycling every day, and not just a mad panic the night before the bins are due to be emptied.
2. Clean as you go
If your recycling is picked up monthly, do yourself a favour and rinse out food containers, bottles or jars before you add them to your recycling bin. This will reduce the smell and limit pests attracted by the leftover food smells in your bins.
3. Have separate bins
The kitchen or garage are normally the most common areas to keep your recycling bins, but for convenience’s sake, would it make sense for you to have a paper recycling bin in the hallway for you to add junk mail to as soon as it lands through the letterbox?
4. Make your life easier
when it comes to recycling. One of the best recycling tips we could offer you is to download the Bin-ovation app for your phone.
5. Compact the rubbish
Crush, squish, stomp on, tear up and make smaller anything you can to fit more into your recycling bin – the more space you save, the more recycling you can fit in.
6. Prevention is better than cure
As they say, so for an easier life when it comes to recycling, these waste prevention tips will really help you get to grips with what you’re buying, what you’re using and what you’re throwing away.
7. Buy recycled goods
To start with to reduce your carbon footprint, and you’ll be helping the planet without even trying. Many of the goods you buy regularly will be made with a percentage of recycled packaging.
8. Recycle your water
If you have water that you’ve boiled your morning eggs in, let it cool then feed it to your plants. If you’re emptying your water straight down the plug hole, why not wash the car with it instead.
9. Shop smarter
Plan your meals in advance so that you only buy what you need, and reuse leftovers in lunches to reduce your food wastage each week.
10. Get everyone involved
It’s not one person’s responsibility. Divvy up the chores like any other task.