Every good recycler does his or her part in helping reduce the amount of non-biodegradable plastics filling up landfills and reducing the number of trees cut down each year to produce our much-demanded paper products. However, best intentions aren’t always effective. Many people can fail to realise how to best, and even what, to recycle. Below, the article presents five common recycling mistakes and their remedies.
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At an individual level, efforts to recycle and its effects may feel small. Many people fail to realise how their small contribution can lead to a great benefit, or great burden, to recycling and environmental causes. Not only do our individual efforts make a large difference, but also our collective ones create incredible consequences. The article lists a few of the more interesting and important facts about recycling.
Recycling isn’t only good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet, too. Recycling saves your household and your business money.
Understanding what recycling labels mean really matters. If this information becomes common knowledge, more people will recycle on a regular basis. Importantly, even for those who know these labels, being fully aware of them allows us to be considerate in the methods we use to recycle, and how often we properly dispose of our waste. This article briefly describes the different recycling and thoughtful disposal labels found on our goods and in our day-to-day activities and what they mean.
Organising your recyclables is more important than most people think it to be. Not sorting through recyclables means that when it is collected and sorted through at the recycling plant, a lot of your recycling will end up as waste, which defeats the point of recycling somewhat. For instance, glass recycling requires a high level of quality and when there is cross-contamination, potentially recyclable material will end up at landfill sites.
Think about your process of recycling. Could it be made easier? Do you ever throw something away because you can’t be bothered to go outside to the recycling bin? If the answer to either of these is 'yes' then you will definitely find the below helpful.
The familiar international recycling symbol is used worldwide to mark products that can and should be recycled. Recycling is nothing new. In fact, as far back as 400 BC, during the time when Plato was the Philosopher in Chief, people discussed the benefits of recycling.
Recycling has long been considered one of the premier ways to help save the environment. Reprocessing rubbish to create new products has led to a massive reduction of waste worldwide. Of course, there is still much to be done and pollution remains a raging problem around the globe.
Getting kids involved in the process of recycling is important. The earlier they are aware of the concept and the benefits of recycling, the more likely they are to carry the habit into adulthood.
Some of the hardest people to educate and motivate are your own office employees and coworkers. Resistance to recycling is common amongst any group of people who are also known to resist any and all forms of change, even when it is presented in a positive light.