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We all know that it is important to recycle. But are you doing it the right way?
Here are some tips that you can also share with your parents on the right way to recycle.
Separate in containers: Having containers for paper, plastic, tin and glass inside your house can at times, be a challenge. If you have the space then mark 4 containers and keep your recycling separate. If not, use one bin and empty it regularly.
Pay attention: When you go to the recycling bins in the street, make sure you are putting things in the right place. It may seem obvious, but some plastics are recyclable and others are not. Make sure to check before you toss something into the bin.
Some things are not recyclable: There are certain products that cannot be mixed with other recyclable items. These are items such as razors, batteries, paint and other dangerous objects.
We continue with tips on recycling and how to reduce and reuse in your home.
Make sure to rise out glass and remove the lid or cork before placing it in the bin. Every state in the US has a different method of recycling, and internationally, recycling varies depending on where you live. But usually glass goes with glass and should be fairly clean.
Not all glass can be recycled in the bins. Windows, glasses and pitchers, for example, can not be recycled with regular glass. Also, do not put bricks or anything made of ceramic in the glass container.
Easy enough, right? Here you put paper, newspaper, magazines, etc.
Careful though, because no plastic can go in here, and many paper cartons have plastic on them (think about a juice box, for example). You cannot recycle dirty paper in this bin either. For example, no napkins with pizza grease on them.
What to do with things we cannot recycle?:
You need to take things like batteries, paint and other objects that can be harmful to the environment to a special drop off point in your city. You can call the city waste management headquarters for more info on where these items go.
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