The incessant talk about global warming, pollution, the use of fossil fuels, and the destruction of our forests has spurred more and more people to come up with innovative ideas on how they can help clean up the planet, and prevent further damage to it.
If each individual on the planet did his or her own small thing, such as recycle, it all should add up to one significant change, as well as help make a big difference in the long term. Reusing, reducing and recycling waste needs to start at home. Here are a few recycling tips that you can easily follow at home.
Re-Use Scrap Paper, And Do Not Throw Your Old Newspapers
Your old newspapers can still do a lot of helpful stuff. They can be reused for packing your valuables into your storage boxes, and can be used in your kitty litter box. Scrap paper can also reused. Use up both sides to print documents, unless you’re printing a very important office or business document. You can also send your old newspapers to a collection facility for proper recycling.
Plastic Bottles Can Be Recycled
Set aside an area in your garage or storage room for storing plastic bottles. If your town or city has a collection facility or pick-up point, bring your plastic bottles there, and trade them for cash. Ice cream and yoghurt plastic containers can be reused to store candies, biscuits and other items, and may also be used for storing your kids’ crayons, pens and small toys.
How To Recycle Old Electronic Items
Ensure that all the batteries you use for your flashlights, cell phones and toys are sent to recycling centers, because throwing these in the garbage bin may harm the environment. Any broken electronic appliances or items may also be repaired and reused at home too. However, irreparable electronic items can be sold as junk, or sent to a collection facility for proper recycling and disposal.
Recycling Kitchen Waste
Kitchen waste, especially the organic ones, can be used as manure or fertilizer, once these have been placed in a compost pit. The productive use of kitchen wastes helps reduce a town or city’s sewage and garbage problems. The tin cans which often accumulate in your kitchen can also be collected and crushed, and sent to a recycling facility.
Be Earth-Friendly When Going Shopping
When shopping or going to the grocery, always bring a cloth bag, and avoid using plastic shopping bags, because these are very hard to recycle. In addition, buy goods or products that are made from recycled materials, or use recycled materials for packaging.
These are but a few of the many things that you can do to help make our world a cleaner and safer place to live in. With a lot of research and simple innovation, you can actually make a difference for the planet.