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Recycling Is Important

Recycling is a hot topic right now, and for good reason—statistics show that the earth is dangerously close to being irreparably damaged due to human pollution and other waste. One of the best ways individuals can make an impact on the planet is to do our best to recycle everything we can. When it comes to recycling, if everyone would do a little, it would certainly do a lot. It is, however, easier said than done.

Recycling Can Be Difficult…

As important as recycling is, it seems to be quite difficult to get into the habit of doing. Instead of throwing everything into the same bin, now you have two. Which bin is which? You can’t remember. “Is this recyclable?” you find yourself asking multiple times a day. Especially for people who have recently decided to do their part to protect the planet and start recycling, it can be a challenge—and an annoying one at that.

…But It Doesn’t Have to Be

But here’s the good news: It doesn’t have to be difficult or annoying. In fact, we bet it’ll take you about a week to get the hang of it and once you know what you’re doing, it will become second nature to you. And perhaps the best part is that if you start the habit now, your kids will pick up on it in no time and will incorporate recycling into their daily lives. If you’re just getting into recycling and would like some tips and tricks for how to do it, read on.

Recycling Made Easy

  1. Recycling bins can fill up quickly. Save space by folding cardboard boxes and crushing plastic bottles before placing them inside.
  2. All plastic bottles can be recycled. From water bottles to milk cartons and salad dressing, you can safely throw all of them into the bin.
  3. If it’s made out of paper or cardboard, it’s probably recyclable.
  4. Items with food on them, such as cardboard pizza boxes, are not recyclable and are better thrown away. If the food can be washed off, it is okay to recycle.
  5. Different places have different rules about what can or cannot be recycled. If you’re ever unsure, go online to your local recycling company to see their rules.
  6. Glass can be recycled, and the best part is, it can be recycled indefinitely, meaning no matter how many times it is recycled, it will still be high quality and look good as new.