The first step is to take into account the waste from the moment of purchase so as not to generate unnecessary garbage. Then, in the home, recycling techniques must be applied that allow our garbage to become something else and not end up contaminating a water channel, container, or in a landfill.
Recycling at home does not require much effort, but rather education, as when trying to install any habit at the beginning will be a bit difficult and after weeks will be a practice with the family. It is likely that the reduction of garbage reaches 50%. You will not only see the change, but you and your family will also be part of it.
If you are the leader of your family or the apartment section where you reside, it is very important that not only you are the one involved. Make a meeting of neighbors informing about the interest in recycling garbage, tell them about the benefits. If there are children, comment on the care of the planet. They are very receptive and multiplying initiatives.
Learn to Recycle Together
You have to learn what kind of items can be recycled and everyone should have it clear to avoid misunderstandings in the collection baskets. It is good that you make a list of these items: paper, magazines, office file sheets, cereal boxes, plastic bags, food containers, food cans, cardboard, and glass bottles for everyone to see. In houses and offices, they choose to have baskets of different colors to differentiate the materials. The moment of doubt is important when throwing away the waste, right there is where knowledge is consolidated.
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Understand what cannot be Recycling
There are some materials that are not recycling, so you have to know what it is so as not to induce error. Keep in mind that education and knowledge are the 80% guarantee of good recycling at home: decals, broken glass, mirrors, aerosols, ceramics, and sanitary waste.
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