Everyone wants to do his or her bit for the environment – and one way we can make sure we’re doing everything we can is to make sure each step of the all-important recycling process is as easy as possible. But some of us just don’t have the space in our house to store mountainous piles of recycling. Let alone mountainous piles of recycling we’ve been instructed to neatly separate into a thousand different categories.
If you’re struggling with recycling storage, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet of things you can do to make life easier for yourself.
Sorting More Efficiently
Most local authorities demand a separation between normal recyclables, food waste and general rubbish. It helps to have separate bins on hand for anything more specific, and to put the appropriate waste in them automatically.
The simplest of ideas for recycling with ease is getting yourself into the habit of treating milk bottles, used tin cans, jam jars and the like as washing up rather than rubbish. They need to be cleaned out before you put them in the correct bin anyway – so get yourself used to putting them in the dishwasher (checking beforehand that such items are dishwasher safe), and the process will quickly seem a lot less daunting. Clean recycling is also far more pleasant to store in your home before collection.