6 Reasons Why You Should Recycle

December 13, 2011 by  
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The benefits of recycling far outweigh the minimal extra effort it takes to practice the habit. It’s natural to be very tempted by the convenience of being able to throw everything into the same rubbish pile and never have to worry about it again, but the extra effort made now could save you in many other ways.


You can make your life simpler and easier, and contribute to a healthier planet at the same time! Here are 6 reasons why you should rethink your recycling habits.


1. It’s Easy.

It really isn’t a complicated process to become more environmentally friendly and recycle where you can.


Your local council will usually supply you with specific rubbish bins and let you know when they are collecting what type of recyclables. Furthermore, most containers now carry symbols to let you know whether they are recyclable or not, and packaging is become more and more reusable.


If you think about it, the only issue is in finding the little extra space in your kitchen or backyard to sort your rubbish. This can be a positive thing, because your actual garbage will now be smaller and easier to manage!


2. Most Packaging can be Re-Used. Remember those promotional bags that stores hand out to you? Particularly if they’re a cloth bag of sorts, holding on to them will mean they’ll come in handy at a later stage.


There’s always an occasion where you need a sturdier bag but don’t want to carry an extra handbag. Furthermore, plastic containers are great for freezing meals, taking lunches to work, or even to use for a picnic!


3. It Can Save You Money. Buying a few green bags at the supermarket now will save you having to pay 10c per every plastic bag you use – a charge that is becoming more and more common in supermarkets and other big stores.


Not only can these bags carry more, you won’t have to worry about the plastic bags splitting at the most inconvenient moments or wonder where to store your ever-increasing pile of them.


4. Great Storage Options.

Boxes, bags, and plastic containers: they can all be reused and can help you organise your pantry, your basement, or anywhere in the house where you might need some creative storage solutions.


It’s also a healthy habit to make sure you are covering your meals in the fridge, meaning they stay fresh longer and you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination.


5. It’s a Feel-Good Thing.

Taking a little extra effort to help reduce waste, and making innovative use of what is essentially an expensive and wasteful use of paper, plastic or other materials – is something you can feel good about! Not only are you saving money, you are helping towards saving the planet.


6. You Need To.

The simple fact is, you need to start now if you haven’t already, because eventually you won’t have a choice.


In many countries you are now required to pay a bond for when you purchase anything that is plastic or glass. Why not get into the habit now so you benefit from the convenience and savings earlier rather than later?


Recycling is necessary so we can attempt to reduce the speed at which our landfills are overflowing. But it’s also beneficial to you personally in so many ways – so why not start today?

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