Recycling, one of the tenets of environmentalism, seems like an enigma to a lot of people. It involves the conversion of certain kinds of junk into new items; this repurposing has positive implications for the environment.
With Americans producing 254 million tons of trash in a year, about 34 percent of which gets recycled, there’s still a lot left to be explained about it. While different cities may have different rules about what can be recycled, this should serve as a general guide on how to deal with most of your junk:
Plastic waste is one of the biggest banes for the environment, so you must recycle it when you can. There are certain types of plastic, though, so you need to decide for each one accordingly. Plastic bottles, plates, and containers are usually accepted for recycling in all cities. Watch out for the code at the bottom of each product, there’s a number from 1–7 that helps you decide what to do with it. For each item and container, make sure it’s emptied and cleaned thoroughly before you give it in for recycling.
Plastic bags are normally not recyclable, so it’s advised to return these to a store near you.
Aluminum or steel are easily recyclable; so collect all your soft drink cans, give them a rinse, and recycle away! Aluminum foil can also be used, given that it’s clean and not contaminated by food. Owing to the difficulty of ensuring the cleanliness of the foil, it’s usually advised to skip out on recycling it.
This is easy to recycle and can be done over and over again. Just rinse your glass bottles, containers, and jars—after removing the lids—and recycle them conveniently. In fact, you should opt for glass containers over plastic ones whenever you can; it’s better for the environment.
Paper and cardboard
Both of these materials are easily and most widely recycled. The different grades of paper are separated to process and make into new paper products. Cardboard, on the other hand, can be tricky sometimes when it comes from packaging materials or containers. In such cases, you can remove the additional plastic packaging and simply send in the cardboard for recycling.
In both cases, though, make sure your paper and cardboard don’t get wet.
What can you do about it?
It’s necessary to realize the importance of recycling and take the responsibility to practice it on your own. As long as you have the list of what can be recycled and have recycling containers near your trash cans, you’ll get into the habit of recycling!
Sometimes people are deterred by the thought of the extra effort it takes to recycle products, but it makes the world of a difference to the environment. RYDL Junk Removal’s services are the perfect solution for your junk removal and recycling concerns. Not only do we haul your junk, we donate and recycle whatever we can instead of adding it all to a landfill.
Make use of our professional junk Removal Service Brooklyn in many areas of Brooklyn and play your part in doing what’s right for the environment.