How to Recycle: Tips, Guidelines, Mistakes and Solutions



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If you’re like many people, you probably think daily, if not more frequently, about what you can do to help the planet. A lot of those choices are easier than they used to be. Take recycling paper, for example. Your work likely has separate bins that you’re able to use to dump copy paper and more so that it can be recycled. If you live in a metropolitan area that prizes recycling, then you might be able to use public spaces and find bins for things such as cans and bottles, too. There are 10 common items that you should be definitely recycling to help reduce amounts of waste in landfills and conserve our natural resources.  Recycling prevents pollution of many types – plastic pollution and helps reduce the need to collect new raw materials. It conserves natural resources, conserves energy, and helps to heal our planet.

But while you might think recycling is habit for many, you’d be wrong. Too many people throw away too much, still, and if we changed our habits even slightly we might be able to dramatically improve our recycling efforts across the globe. So what changes can you do and what effect will they have? This infographic helps to explain them and help you understand the why recycling is so important, mistakes you might be making, tips and guidelines to help find the right solutions to each individual material – whether it be paper, plastic, trash, glass, cars, aluminium cans, milk cartons and other items.  Make sure your recycling efforts are making a difference and as helpful as possible.  Recycling is one of the easy ways to lower the impact on our environment and planet. Let’s leave a healthier and cleaner world for our children and all future generations.

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6 thoughts on “How to Recycle: Tips, Guidelines, Mistakes and Solutions”

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  3. This is interesting although some of what you say varies in different countries. In England you certainly have to wash things before adding the to the recycling and here in France what goes in which bin varies from area to area. Ultimately, though, we do need to reduce how much we recycle by having many fewer single use items – but getting people to recycle is a great first step.

    1. Hi Rosie,
      Yes you I do agree that recycling does vary from country to country but there is one thing we do have in common all countries do need to reduce their waste in every way they can. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a healthy happy & blessed day!

  4. We try to recycle as much as possible and you have given me some encouragement to do better. Found you on Homestead Blog Hop.

    1. Hi Kage,
      Glad to hear you recycle and ao glad that my article gave you encouragement. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day.

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