How to Start Recycling More Used Plastic
for a Greener Earth
Recycling is a process in which used materials are converted into usable materials again by reacquiring their original state. Not all materials can be recycled, but the ones that can are readily used in large quantities every year by people across the world. Used or waste materials can have enormous adverse effects on the environment when disposed of using traditional waste management processes like landfill storage.
It is estimated that an alarming 91% of all plastic materials never reach the recycling plant. That’s an astonishing number as most of the plastic that ends up in landfills can easily be recycled to conserve natural resources.
If you’re guilty of not recycling all of your plastic, the good news is that there are simple ways you can use to ensure that you recycle as much of your used plastic as possible. Continue reading to find out more about how you can start making an impact on the quality of life that everyone experience by reducing your carbon footprint.
Ways to Recycle More Plastic
There are no plastics that can’t be recycled, which means that every plastic product in your home should go in the recycling bin once you’re finished using it. Everything from water bottles, twist-on caps, hygiene product packaging, plastic containers, and more can be recycled.
By taking a small amount of time to make sure you sort all of your trash correctly, you can start reducing the amount of harmful byproducts released into the atmosphere due to excess plastic waste left to sit in landfills over time.
Here are some techniques you can use to start recycling more plastic:
- On The Go Recycling- when you’re in a public place like a stadium, park, or beach, look for a recycling bin to throw all of your trash into. In case you can’t find one nearby, use a plastic bag to store all of your recyclable waste until you get home.
- If you host a party, set up a recycle bin and instruct your guests to throw all of their plastic trash into it
- Place small receptacles in various rooms of your home so that you can easily collect all of your recyclable plastics.
- Twist off the caps on your plastic bottles before throwing them away as it makes it easier for recycling plants to sort through your trash
By using all of these tips, you can start seeing a dramatic increase in the number of plastic materials that you recycle each year—resulting in a cleaner and more green earth for everyone.
Be a Part of the Global Initiative to
Restore Nature’s Delicate Balance
In 2016, Americans recycled about 2.9 billion pounds of plastic, which is about 30% of all plastic that was in product during that period. From those numbers alone, you can tell that Americans everywhere are taking plastic recycling seriously, which is excellent news for the world.