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How to RECYCLE

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HOW TO RECYCLE

Many of people from the States, we're not very used to recycle things compare to other countries. 

We don't really know what's recyclable and how the system works.

Well, while I'm not the expert, I want to share with you easy actions you can do to recycle your items. You might be surprised by how many things you can actually recycle.

1. PLASTIC

I'm so blown away by how much water bottles are consumed. It's so easy to grab a bottle of water than bringing in reusable bottle. Well, let's think about it this way. It is mostly used with recycled plastic. (Yes, you can recycle plastic) And it is important to put them in RECYCLE BINS. But if you can, please bring a reusable bottle and fill them up with filtered water.

Another way you can do is REPURPOSING the bottles. Which means, you can easily cut the bottle in half and plant a small herbs. The clear pot will give you the earthy vibe you're looking for. I just love how they look!

Plastics does not break down in landfills, and since it can be recycled to make many diverse products, effort should be made to recycle all plastic waste.

A lot of people don't really know this, plastic bags can be recyclable. You obviously have to do your own research which plastics can be recycled but most of plastic bottles, bags, containers, wrappers can be recycled. Important to know, BABY BOTTLES are not recyclable because it uses #7 type of plastic material. 

Source: http://www.babygreenthumb.com/p-122-safe-plastic-numbers-guide.aspx

2. BOXES AND PAPERS

YES! paper materials are good to recycle. Sometimes recycled papers look even cooler. But there's really important thing you need to keep in mind.

For envelopes, REMOVE CLEAR PLASTIC PIECE before put them into recycling. For drink cartons, REMOVE PLASTIC LIDS & LININGS.

Those little plastics can jam the recycling machine, although most of recycling places accept them and they may separate them if they think that it's valued to do so. So most of the time, it can be just thrown back into landfills, just horrible.

3. GLASSES

Glasses are widely accepted for recycling. Make sure you recycle caps separately and rinse the bottles if you can. One tip though, glasses are recycled by color. So you can gather them by color if you can.

4. ALUMINUM CANS

Aluminum cans are most valued recycling item. Make sure you remove lids and labels before tossing in recycle bins. 

Use aluminum foils? You can RECYCLE FOILS! Yes, they can be recycled and reprocessed for engine parts and mechanical components.

 

There you have it. I know I didn't cover all of it, but these items are frequently used items in our daily life. From one single action to another, we can reduce wastes and make the better world! And BUY RECYCLED!

 

 



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