Recycling is one of the most important ways that we can all help to fight against climate change. There are plenty of things that individuals can do around the home to recycle and help the planet – here are a few ideas…
Composting – A great way to get rid of food waste, as well as cardboard is to create your own compost heap. This will also help your garden and your finances, as you won’t need to buy compost when you can make your own. It is good for the planet and your garden! Here is a good guide showing you how you can get started https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eObXJJXZXOo
Packaging – As we approach Christmas, many of us will go online rather than heading to the high street to buy Christmas gifts, as it takes less time and is easier to compare and find the things that we are looking for. However, this means lots of packaging materials being sent to our home. Look for places like this polystyrene recycling company www.printwaste.co.uk/business-recycling-solutions/specific-product-recycling/polystyrene-recycling/ who will be able to help you with this. Also look for companies who are committed to using minimal packaging for the orders they send out.
Re-using Items – Rather than putting things in the general waste bin, how about reusing them? Things like clothing for example can be remade into different things, from cushions to bags – there are lots of online tutorials that can help you with this. You can also use bottles and jars over and over again for storage.