Recycling helps to ensure that our environment is kept clean. As such, different initiatives have been developed that can help you recycle your garbage. Most retailers have skip bins with different colours to help make it easier for you to recycle items separately. You simply put the wastes in the specified skip bin, and it will be taken for recycling by the garbage collector. However, there are several recycling tips that you can easily adopt at home, such as:
Recycling plastic bottles to flower pots
Many homes across the country use bottled drinking water. Once you are done with the plastic container, you have the option of throwing it away to be recycled later. Another strategy you can adopt is to use it to plant flowers around your house. Cut off the top of the container and put some soil in the bottle. This converts the used drinking water bottle into a flower pot in minutes.
Using rainwater more productively
Some of the activities that use a lot of water within your home include washing the car or watering the garden. Both of these are necessary and cannot be avoided. The trick is to use recycled rainwater in both these cases. Look for a plumber to install a rain gutter and connect it to an external tank. Most houses have gutters, but the water is often discharged into the streets. The collected water can then be used to water your garden and wash your car without incurring extra charges!
Conduct your own research
Most companies have a variety of products, some of which can be recycled while for some it is impossible. Information about these products is readily available on the internet. You can search and then print a list of items that can be recycled. This list should then be placed at a strategic point, such as the kitchen. It will then help you to choose items that can be reused every time you go shopping.
Identifying local charities in your area
People throw out a lot of furniture and clothes once they get new ones. This increases the wastes in the environment. A smart option is to locate a charity in your area that can make good use of your old items. You can decide to take these items to them once every month or even request them to pick them up. Apart from facilitating recycling, this approach also ensures that your home is free of any clutter.
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