How Can We Recycle?
Unfortunately, some of what we want to recycle may not be suitable for recycling. This is often because the material contains other materials or substances that cannot be made into recycled material. That’s why it’s so important for us to know how to recycle, and how to prepare our waste for the recycling process.
- How to recycle plastic – Rinse with dishwashing liquid and remove spray nozzles
- How to recycle paper and cardboard – Ensure any sticky tape / packing tape is removed
- How to recycle glass – Rinse with dishwashing liquid and remove corks
- How to recycle metal tins – rinse with dishwashing liquid, beware of sharp edges
In the Philippines, we have several choices for how we dispose of our recycling. Scheduled recycling events at popular malls and establishments are one option, but we can also visit recycling centers and local junk shops, or arrange for special collections for larger goods.
Recycling Made Easy!
Recycling doesn’t have to be difficult. By organizing your kitchen and keeping your recycling bins tidy, doing your part for the environment is actually really simple. If you plan on popping to a local recycling center, or taking your waste to a weekend recycling market, it’s a good idea to keep similar materials together for ease. This means that when you reach the recycled paper bin, for example, you can toss your paper collection in without needing to sort through a big pile of cans and glass bottles!
Unfortunately, while many of us are making the effort to do our part, it’s estimated that around 60% of the waste we throw out could have been recycled. But why do we recycle? It’s very important that we learn more about what to recycle, and the best ways to recycle, to ensure we’re doing everything we can to protect the future of our planet and set a great example for future generations. For more tips, check out our other recycling article!