We’ve all heard the latest research that states our planet can’t sustain at this rate of pollution and waste. It’s up to us to be as responsible as we can before destroying our natural resources. Educating yourself on your options for waste management is a key first step. But first, there’s a few things to keep in mind:
It’s common knowledge that recycling is the best way to turn unnecessary waste into anther usable product, which translates into less solid waste disposal. It is estimated that about 75% of our waste is recyclable. Unfortunately, we only recycle about 30% of it.
If you have a lot of waste that can’t be recycled, there are ways to save the environment some trouble. There are garbage management companies who offer roll off container rental and waste management services. They can haul off large amounts of waste, for either the landfill or recycling. You can also think twice about things that you may think aren’t recyclable but actually are. These include cardboard boxes, glass bottles, and most types of plastic.
While it’s unrealistic to ask everyone to completely change their waste habits, there are certain things that take no time but will make a difference:
- Keep a recycling bin somewhere in the house rather than outside. This will make it easier for you to remember to recycle as well as save you a trip outside.
- Make a list of recyclable waste and put it on your fridge for reference. That way, all members of the household can have a way to tell if something they’re about to throw away is recyclable.
- Going hand-in-hand with a recycling reference list, it’s a good idea to get everyone in the household on board with a recycling initiative. Before long, it will become a routine for everyone involved.
Together, we can create a chance for our kin to enjoy the environment as we have.
Do you have a recycling routine? How much waste do you think you create on a daily basis? Sound off in the comments below! Good references.