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20 Things You Can Reuse And Recycle

Top 20 Things To Recycle and Reuse When people think of recycling, they think about recycling things such as alumi- num cans, plastic water bottles and plastic grocery bags. But in reality, you can recycle almost anything. Here is a list of 20 common things you can recycle. Food Computers Setup a compose heap in your backyard. Instead of throwing old food in the trash, throw it in the compost heap. You can use it to fertilize your garden. If your computer still works, you can donate it to a local library, school or cha- rity. If it no longer operates, contact your local recycling center. Cell phones Tires Cell phones can be recycled for their parts which are re-used in new cell phones. Tires are harmful for landfills as they con- sume lot of space, and can leach danger- ous chemicals over time and can cause fire hazard. Tires are taken by local recy- cling centers and can be used for a variety of purposes. These tires can be shredded for rubber mulch, recycled into new tires, and recycled into rubber containers. Magazines Paint Since magazines are made up of paper, all recycling centers and local curbside recy- cling services will accept these. You can Paint is considered as hazardous waste. You cannot dispose off paint by dumping it into a drain or storm sewer. Many recy- cling centers accept paint which can be also donate these to local schools or libraries. blended into some fuels at different manu- facturing facilities. Books Batteries If you're not already using rechargeable batteries, please consider doing so. Most recycling centers will accept batteries, depending on its type. Books can be donated to schools, libraries and other charities. Also, these can be re- cycled at your local recycling center or in your local curbside recycling program. Plastic Bags Televisions Old TV sets fill landfills and can leak dan- Every supermarket has a bin located at the front for dropping off your plastic bags. You can also create some interest- ing decorative items from old supermar- ket plastic bags. gerous chemicals harmful to animals and humans as well. If the TV works, you can sell it or give it to charity. If it does not work, most local recycling centers take them free of charge. Fire extinguishers Paper Contact your hazardous waste center to learn how to recycle your fire extinguisher. Every type of paper can be recycled including notebook paper, newspapers, food packaging, etc... All recycling cen- ters accepts paper and most communities now have recycling programs with curb side pick-up for paper. Cardboard boxes Shoes Charities and thrift shops will accept Many local non-profit firms accept these boxes for their personal use. shoes which can be used. Nike also has a used show program that sends used ath- letic shows to Africa and Latin America. Clothes Glass Clothes are one of the easiest things to recycle as so many charitable organiza- tions will accept them such as Goodwill, Veteran's Support Groups including many churches around your locality. Recycling glass containers of any type is generally about 33% more efficient than producing it from scratch. This saves which reduces energy consumption carbon emissions. Vintage Jewelry Old Christmas Lights Almost every jewelry item can be melted down and refashioned into something new for you. Recycle your jewelry and get a new item with an improved design. How many times have you pulled out the Christmas lights from last year and they did not work? Instead of throwing them away, recycle them. Some lighting compa- nies will take these. Appliances Eyeglasses Washers, dryers, stoves and refrigerators are accepted by local thrift shop or chari- table organizations. If the product is not working, take it to your local recycling Old glasses can be donated to many charitable organizations. If you are not aware of any such organization, your eye doctor will also take them and send them center. to a deserving charity. SOME INTERESTING RECYCLING FACTS Aluminium 24 million tons of aluminium is produced annually, 51,000 tons of which ends up as packaging in the UK. If all the cans in the UK were recycled, we would need 14 million fewer dustbins. £36,000,000 worth of aluminium is thrown away each year. Glass Every family in the UK use on an average of 500 glass bottles and jars annually. The largest glass furnace produce over 1 million glass bottles and jars per day. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used again and again. Paper Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials. 12.5 million tons of paper and cardboard are used annually in the UK. On an avaerage a single family in the UK use 38kg of newspapers per year. Plastic 275,000 tons of plastic are used each year in the UK, that's about 15 million bottles per day. Most families throw away about 40kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be recycled. The use of plastic in Western Europe is growing about 4% every year. References: Brought to you by: GlobePackaging Please refrain from copying any part of the info graph/content or the blog without our prior permission or without proper mention of our company name. Incase the con- tent is copied without proper attribution, this will be considered as copyright infringement.

20 Things You Can Reuse And Recycle

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This infographic revolves around some of the creative tips you can follow to reduce the amount of stuff you throw away. Start reusing and recycling everything in life and reduce your carbon footprints.


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