5 Ways to Start Recycling at Home
The COVID-19 pandemic has really put the whole world on hold. A lot of schools have now shifted to online learning. Most public parks are now closed or limited for public use. For social events, like concerts, sporting events, and even tourist hot spots are now canceled. While some people, like those in the healthcare services, continue to risk their lives coming to work in order to help flatten the curve, everyone should stay home in order to avoid getting infected.
Staying at home might seem like a good idea until you run out of things to do. So during this trying times, why not dedicate some time to recycle at home. Not only that you will help ease the amount of trash ending up in landfills, but also some of these things can help you save a little bit of money in the long run.
But first, take some time to learn about what can be recycled at home and what can be drop off at a recycling center. Find more about here
- Keep them separated – all plastic bottles, even salad containers can be recycled, so make sure to rinse them properly before sending them to the recycling center. Learn more about the types of plastic here and how to specifically separate them here.
- Flatten cardboard boxes or use them in a no-dig garden. For food scraps, try composting them. But make sure to keep them dry or allow to have as little moisture as possible in an enclosed space. You can also purchase one of those composting bins.
- Avoid single-use plastics the next time you go grocery shopping or use biodegradable plastic bags or reusable tote bags. They are cheaper in the long run not just for you but for the planet as well.
- If you have the time, try the Build an Eco Brick for your unrecyclable or single used plastics.
- Try to be an informed citizen when it comes to recycling this quarantine. Not only this will open your mindset to how consumerism affects our planet but also a great way to brush up on your elementary science.