7 things you can recycle at home
Are you looking for a way to make your life eco-friendlier? Then you should start with your home. Often times you will feel compelled to call for a rubbish clearance service whereas you could be recycling a large part of the items you use in your home every single day. There are literally no drawbacks to this, and so you should begin your green recycling initiative today.
Here is what you should be recycling:
- Plastic bottles – everyone knows that plastic is one of the main pollutants of the planet. Plastic in the ocean makes a huge part of all landfills and inevitably makes its way into the soil and through there into people. It is safe to say that no recycling effort should ever go pass plastic materials. The very first thing you should do is reduce plastic bottles by using glasses and mugs. As for plastic bottles, you can use them as small pots for seedlings, or perhaps turn them into a piece of art if you are feeling creative.
- Light bulbs – in particular, compact fluorescent bulbs have a small amount of mercury in them. Therefore, you should not just toss them in the trash or dispose of them in curbside recycling. Instead, you can drop them off at most large stores, which accept them for safe disposal.
- CDs, DVDs and tapes – if your collection of movies has now found its way in digital storage, it is time to purge the old media items. Check your local recycling centre and see if they accept such items. If not, there are a few more options, such as making a scarecrow of CDs to reflect the light and scare away pestering birds. You can check at a local crafts centre and see if they need them for making items.
- Wine cork – wine corks can be used for so much if you are open to ideas. For one, they can be used in various arts. By cutting them, you get nice board trivets. If you are into cooking, you can use them to cork bottles of homemade oils, sauces and various other things. They can also aid your gardening efforts, by allowing better drainage when placed in pots.
- Plastic bags – another thing you should reduce the use of plastic bags. Then, you can use plastic bags to line your wastebaskets, instead of getting plastic bin liners. When you ship or store items, you can use them for added protection of fragile items.
- Junk mail and envelopes – if envelopes are in decent condition, you can reuse them again. You can also use them to store seeds or shred them for organic mulch. All paper that you cannot repurpose can be recycled, so make sure you do that.
- Aluminium foil – as long as aluminium foil is clean, you can recycle it. For example, it makes for a good light reflector for your plants in the shade. Fold used foil in several layers and cut through it with knives and scissors to sharpen them.
As you can see, there are plenty of items around your home that you can recycle. Get started today for a greener tomorrow!