Part of following the environment sustainability initiative is recycling materials to reduce the amount of waste in landfills. Know what can and can’t be recycled to do this properly. You also need to know what to do with these items to ensure they get used and do not linger in your storage.
If you’re not sure about the type of items you can recycle, read our guide below on different recyclables and what to do with them.
Paper and cardboard
You’ll find various uses for any paper waste and cardboard. Use them as scratch paper, materials for arts and crafts, and more. Cardboard boxes, in particular, can also be used for extra storage of any files and documents for safekeeping.
Old glass containers can still find a new life even after exhausting their contents. They can serve as containers for condiments, sewing materials, food items, and more. You can also turn the jars into candle holders or the bottles into handcrafted decor with beads, glitters, pebbles, and the like.
Plastic bottles and tin cans
Empty plastic bottles and old cans are another type of recyclable you can repurpose into containers. Slice the top half and use the bottom half as a stationary container. For the plastic bottles, you can even incorporate them in certain projects, such as lanterns for the holidays.
There are a lot more things you can do with your recyclable items. All it takes is knowledge and a little bit of imagination. Whatever you choose to make of these items, know that you are contributing to the push for environmental sustainability. These initiatives will significantly impact the future of the country’s natural resources. So start now and segregate to reduce waste and bring positive change in our environment.