Things You Can Recycle – It’s Easier Than You Think!
Recycling is something that many people already do on a daily basis. If we take into account the large amount of waste we generate at the end of the day, whether it is leftovers, plastic or glass bottles, etc., there are a lot of things that you can recycle.
Learning to recycle is not difficult, in fact, it is important that we know how to do it so that in this way we can teach children to recycle, since they are the future.
What should be recycled
Before discussing what things we can recycle, it is important to know what should be recycled or what is a priority at the time of recycling.
We know for example that any wooden pallet can be a shelf in our house, but it is essential to recycle, for example, food remains (organic waste) and other elements that are the ones that ultimately pollute the environment.
Here is a list of things that should be recycled:
* Plastic containers, milk cartons, bricks and cans (which go in the yellow container).
* Paper and cardboard containers (which go in the blue container).
* Glass containers (which go in the green container).
* Organic waste (food remains).
Then there is everything else that we can recycle to reuse at home or, if we prefer, take to a green point or recycling point where they have the necessary equipment such as trommel screens to sort and filter waste material.
Apart from what is essential to recycle to care for the environment as we have already seen, we can add that almost everything can be used again, even those objects that seem useless, such as your car battery and tyres.
If you think about anything around you, it can end up being something that is completely functional when recycled.
Everything has to do with creativity so that you reduce considerably the number of things you throw away and you are a bit more ecological and also much of what you throw away can be reused for other functions; in fact, many people are engaged in crafts using recycled elements.
List of things you can recycle in your home
- Bricks: Some people use bricks to make an artisan bottle holder, it is very attractive and solid. We can also paint them in different colours and arrange them so that we have a seat, or we can use them as a book stop on a shelf.
- Metals: If you have a lot of junk, sell it! There are always people who buy metals and domestic scrap. In fact, it should be mentioned that many people are engaged in this “business” and it seems that you can make money if you get enough.
- Bottles: Especially those made of glass, they are very useful for decorating, building projects combined with clay and even making glasses, bottles have millions of uses.
- Toys: You can always donate toys to a charity centre. If they are in good condition and have no breaks and still work, you can find many children’s centres and hospitals that will be happy to pick them up at Christmas time for children who do not have the resources to have toys.
- Home appliances: You can sell or recycle them. If they are small, like a toaster, for example, you can “customise” them so that they can serve as decorative elements on some bookshelf of the house.
- Clothes: All clothes can be reused, from jeans to shoes. If you have no more use for your clothes, donate them to a charity or simply give them to a homeless shelter, etc.
- Tyres: You can use them in the playground for children to play on, paint them in colours, or make a fence in your garden, or a swing.
Recycling benefits everybody – and the environment as well – it is the way of the future, to ensure we have one, so make the effort to start recycling if you don’t already.