Waste management is a challenge to every country. To be able to do our part, we should know how to manage our wastes right in our homes.
Recycling used items can be one of the best ways to reduce wastes from your home. Instead of throwing some used things straight to the garbage bin, you should think twice if you can use it for other purposes. By doing so, you are decluttering your home from things that are not useful. It is also cost-effective as you will not be buying new items.
Here are some things that you can recycle.
No matter how we try to reduce the use of plastic bottles, there are so many products that are contained in them. From water to our favorite soda, juice, and even kitchen essentials, such as vinegar and soy sauce, there can be no way to avoid them completely. While other bottles may have to go straight to the bin, recycling bigger bottles into pots for your indoor herb garden and flowers can be one option to recycle plastic bottles.
You may not be aware but you have already a pile of plastic bags at home. You get these bags from shopping and deliveries. Instead of throwing them away, you can use them to wrap items before you store them. You can also roll and use them to tie items.
There are so many interesting ways to recycle CDs. If they are still in good condition, for sure, there are many happy recipients out there. But if that is not an option, you can make some decorative stuff out of them rather than contributing to your city’s landfill.
When you receive your mails, try to open it carefully so that they will not be damaged. This way, you can just cover the return address with your own return address. You can also make use of these envelops to store seeds. If the envelopes are made from manila or white paper, cutting them to small pieces and mulching them can create an organic compost for your plants.
If you have growing kids, there will surely be lots of clothing that they will outgrow. The same is true with you. You may not want some of your clothes anymore. If these clothes are still in good condition, there are some charitable institutions that accept donated clothes. You can also convert them into rags, aprons, or quilts.