Recycling has quickly become a bit of a ‘saviour’ in the waste world with millions of people believing it is the answer to creating a sustainable lifestyle. However, we want people to start pushing on from recycling, up the waste hierarchy, and onto more eco-friendly actions. This week, we’re asking you to pledge to transform a recycling habit so that it’s higher up the scale. Here are some suggestions for popular recycled items.
Tip 1: Newspapers
While we may not go out of our way to purchase newspapers, local papers are still posted through our doors in some areas. It means that even though you may have moved your subscription online, you’re still receiving newspapers. So instead of putting them directly in the recycling, reuse them around the home. We enjoy using our newspapers to help dry out wet boots, but there are plenty of other ways to reuse them. Alternatively, pop a sign on your front door stating that you don’t want any!
Tip 2: Milk cartons
UK dairy farmers produce about 14 billion litres of milk each year. Most of it, stored and transported in plastic bottles – perfect for recycling. As an item we recycle regularly, we want you to reuse it. Check out our blog for ideas on how you can reuse milk bottles in and around your home.
Tip 3: Tin cans
Us Brits love a good tin can. We’ve tinned almost every food item, including a Sunday roast! But we’re not here to talk about your tin purchases – only your recycling efforts of them – which we want to transform into reusing. We love using tin cans for crafts in our home, you can transform them into literally anything – but check out this list to see what idea suits your home best.