How to reduce waste and recycle?

People produce enormous amounts of waste every day. Over the years, we polluted the environment with materials that take ages to decompose. Therefore, recycling is essential in the process of waste management. Although we all know recycling is very important, it can sometimes be difficult to properly segregate waste. That’s why we prepared some tips that may help.

1. Conscious shopping - reduce

Before we talk about recycling, we need to start with shopping. Think before you buy and ask yourself: is it really essential? What is this product made of? What is the packaging? If possible, buy products without packaging so you won’t have to worry about recycling at all.

2. Avoid single-use items

Shopping bags, plastic cutlery and cups, etc. All these products very quickly end up in landfills and oceans, harming the environment. Avoid buying and look for biodegradable alternatives.

3. Reuse, repurpose

Empty jam jar can be your new lunch box. There are plenty of ideas online. Get creative and give a new life to products. 

4. Check labels

If you are not sure how to recycle, there is always information on the packaging that indicates how the product should be utilised.

5. If in doubt, check online

The Internet is full of helpful information on how to recycle specific products. It is also a great place to look for nearby recycling centres.

6. Flatten cardboard boxes

Flatten cardboard boxes take a lot less space. That allows more waste to fit in your bin and garbage truck.

7. Electronics and batteries

Remember to recycle electronics in the special recycling facility. Electronics and batteries should never end up in regular bins. Most supermarkets have a bin specific for utilising used batteries.

Being aware that every purchase decision has an impact on the environment can really make you realise we need to shop consciously, buy less and recycle more.

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