How to recycle like a PRO
Recycling is an extremely important part of reducing your eco-footprint. The amount of rubbish going to landfill globally is rapidly increasing every year, which makes it more important than ever to learn to recycle like a PRO. When it comes down to it, recycling right is more important than recycling more, here are some top tips to recycle like a pro!
1. If in doubt, keep it out
There’s a common misconception about what can be recycled, here are some of the most common items that get put into recycling bins that shouldn’t:
- Plastic Bags
- Plastic Lids
- Pizza Boxes
- Paper Cups
- Frozen and refrigerated food boxes
Just remember – If in doubt, keep it out!
2. Check with your local council
Many cities, towns and states have different recycling systems and policies. This can make things super confusing! The best way to get across what can and can’t be recycled is to check with your local council. This isn’t as daunting as it sounds, as most councils will have an easily accessible list on their website – so just check it out with your most trusted advisor, Google.
3. Start a compost bin!
Putting your food waste into a compost bin is a great way to divert your kitchen waste and feed your garden. Compost helps add nutrients to your plants and retain moisture in your soil, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and offering a sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizers. A good idea is to start three bins in your home – compost, recycling and landfill. Once you get in the swing of things, you’ll find your landfill contributions rapidly decreasing!
4. Recycle your water
Recycling water is a great benefit to your garden and your bills, and is super easy! The simplest way to begin recycling water is to add a bucket in your shower. This can then be used to water your garden or house plants. The same goes for pasta water and water you rinse your veggies in – it can all easily be reused.
5. Choose biodegradable, grey water safe household products
Remember there are always alternatives when it comes to choosing products that are better for the environment and are also grey water safe. Our Actizyme drain unblocker pellets are grey water safe – which means water from the cleared drains is safe to use on your gardens. The enzymes in the product are completely biodegradable and harmless to the environment. In fact, they are beneficial to the environment! This is because enzymes are a natural part of the ecosystem, and using the grey water will ensure a quicker conversion of soil and other leaf material into good garden compost! … Which takes us back to Tip #3. Win win!
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