The goal of recycling is to process continuously produced waste, and to direct it back into commerce. Since only separately collected waste can be processed in recycling facilities, it is necessary to use waste bins properly in our local area. Widely recycled materials include paper, metal, glass and certain types of plastic. Since not all plastic items can be recycled, you may check the triangle sign on the product label for codes (required to be indicated on all plastic items). Numerous organisations with a focus on recycling share the list of numeral codes on their websites, thus helping us differentiate and sort waste products correctly. You may drop off clothing and textiles at clothing donation bins or charity shops. Medications that cannot go into domestic waste, together with chemicals, cooking oil, lamps and other items of electrical waste may be dropped off at junkyards.
Although the amount of unnecessary waste may be reduced through recycling, enormous energy is consumed during the process. When possible, we should act upon the principles of zero waste: by choosing reusable products, by using our own storage solutions when visiting package free shops or the market – being conscious consumers and saving money at the same time can save vast amounts of energy for the planet.