Have you ever wondered why your recycling program doesn’t seem to be working? The reason might be that you are not recycling everything that you need to? Recycling programs are all over the place, and they are often very well targeted. Find out what needs to go in your program and what needs to stay out.
Answer: Many forms of paper can easily be recycled, such as white board paper, yellow notebook paper, cardboard, yellow phone cards, and even old fashioned computer paper. You also have a choice of what you want to recycle. Paper can go in one of two ways. First, it can go into a recycling bin designed specifically for paper and cardboard. Second, it can go into a separate trash container provided by the city. Find out the requirements for each method to determine what you need to do with your paper and cardboard.
What can’t be recycled? Everything that is not paper products, glass, metal, plastic, or mirrors (some of which may contain small amounts of gold or silver) can not be recycled. However, there are some paper products that are collected and sold by companies that do not sell paper. These paper products, which include postcards, brochures, flyers, booklets, and the like, can be recycled. Some cities offer this service as part of their standard recycling program. Ask your recycling service about this option.
Many times when you recycle, you are separating paper from packaging, which means the product is broken down and separated before being resold. But how do you make sure all the paper is recycled? There are recycling bins for paper and different bins for plastics, but not all items can fit into the average recycling container. Know the correct size compactor and consider what needs to go into that compactor. It’s best to have a few different sizes so that you’ll be able to place everything in its proper place, no matter what it looks like inside the recycling bin.
Another thing to remember when it comes to recycling and reusing is how to properly wrap paper products. When it comes to wrapping paper you have a lot of options, but the most important thing to remember is that you must not tape the paper together. The tape makes it easier for pests and other critters to break it down and steal what is inside. So don’t tape!
If you want to recycle more paper bags, you can purchase corrugated cardboard boxes, or buy a roll of cardboard from the grocery store. Just throw the paper bags in the trash and don’t try to re-use them. Cardboard boxes will last longer and look cleaner than paper bags. You may also want to invest in eco-friendly boxes that are biodegradable, meaning they will break down rather quickly. These boxes are available at many online retailers.
Some of us just aren’t very big fans of corrugated boxes, but there is a new alternative that doesn’t involve these harmful boxes. You can use fabric covered cardboard or other containers that are considered recyclable. These boxes come in a variety of colors, are washable, and biodegradable. They are made from old newspaper or magazines and can be bought at almost any retail store or supermarket. The nice thing about fabric covered boxes is that you can buy enough to recycle and use for several years without having to worry about disposing of the boxes.
Your aim should be to reduce your household’s waste paper and packaging, which will allow you to easily reduce your household’s carbon footprint every year. Try to implement every step of this process as well as possible; for example, if you throw the paper into the trash can but then use a can opener to take the paper out of the can, this will not count as one way to reduce your paper load each week. There are so many great ways to go paper recycling, every little step counts towards reducing your household’s waste. It can also be a fun family project to do together, since anything goes once you start talking about how you’re going to reduce your paper load.