A staggering 79% of recyclable items don’t get recycled and end up in land fills. The average household discards waste every two hours to fill the largest trash bin. These facts alone should make you want to get started recycling. If you’re like many people, you may not know how to get started recycling at home. That is okay because many people feel like you. However, it is easy to start implementing recycling in your home by following these tips.
Put your Recycle Bins near your regular Trash
The easiest thing to do is the most obvious. When starting to implement household recycling, put your trash and recycling bins together. This will help you remember to place the recyclables into the recycle bin instead of automatically going for the trash bin out of habit. If your local center or pickup requests you to separate the recyclables, that’s easy. Put the separate bins near the trash can and label each one with the specific item that goes in that bin to prevent confusion. This way you just find the appropriate bin and place the item there. It is easy to start implementing this and making it a habit by creating an easy way to remember.
Educate your Family about Recycling
Sit down with your family and educate yourselves on what can and cannot be recycled. This way everyone is on the same page as to what can go in which bin and why somethings cannot go in the bins. While you are doing this, it would also be a good idea to educate yourselves on the benefits of recycling. Learn how this impacts the environment and the good that it does. Recycling does not just affect the environment; there are many more benefits to recycling you may be surprised to learn. When you educate yourselves, this will give your children the knowledge to pass it around to their friends and children as they get older.
Make a Recyclable List
Take your list of what you can and cannot recycle with you when you shop, and check the products you buy to see if it is able to be recycled. If not, and there is a substitute that is, why not choose the substitute? It will help the environment and allow you to reduce the amount of trash you produce. If there is a product that is in renewable packaging or packaging made out of recycled materials, choose that and show your kids some of the products being made with recycled products. It is always an important lesson for your kids to see the good that they are doing by helping you.
Paper waste is a huge problem in households across America. When trees are chopped, it reduces the benefits to the environment, such as clean air. To save paper, try to make double-sided copies and go paperless for account statements. If you’re getting too much junk mail, look for a way to unsubscribe from the list to stop cluttering your mail box with paper. Also consider buying more cloth products that can be laundered, and avoid using too many paper plates. Don’t forget to teach the rest of your household these habits to reduce paper waste
These recycling steps may seem small, but they greatly help the environment. Even one person can make a difference.
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