Pollution is not something new, the world is suffering from it a long time ago especially nowadays with the increasing population and the pandemic that reached the whole world where a massive amount of products, foods, and clothes were being ordered and most of them were in a non-recyclable packages.
Even though people are still not aware of the effect of pollution but that doesn’t mean that pollution doesn’t exist. We already know that all of the products that are not well disposed of end up in nature, landfills, and oceans.
Recycling from source is a good solution to start with since it may solve a lot of problems such as saving more existing landscapes, conserving natural resources, saving energy, and also creating jobs.
So How to start recycling?
Let us first list what is accepted to be recycled.
The recyclable items are:
- Electronics: Mobile phones, laptops, printers, scanners, TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, and everything that contains circuitry or electrical components with either power or battery supply.
- Paper & Cardboard: Brown paper, magazines, newspapers, phone books, chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc.) colored paper
- Glass: Bottles, plates, jars
- Fabric: Clothes, curtains, table covers, bedsheets,…
- Plastic: Bottles, containers, cups, plates,…
To prepare your items for recycling make sure all the materials are dry and clean and they do not contain any food left or liquid as for the paper& cardboard make sure that they are not wet or dirty or contain any food impurities.
Make sure your plastic bags are not added to the recyclable bin since they are not recyclable If you must bag your recyclables, you can empty the recyclable items that are inside the bag into the bin, and keep the bag so you can reuse them. According to the clothes and shoes, you can donate them
Recycling alone is not enough, you can adopt sustainable life actions by reducing the use of wastes, such as buying eco-friendly products that are made of reused or recycled packaging, using reusable bags instead of plastic bags and avoiding single-use food and drink containers