When it comes to recycling to help the environment most of us will these days do at least some recycling and will at least recycle our bottles or plastic waste. This is partly because we have to, so even if we’re not all about going green we need to throw our rubbish into the recycling bin and waste bin respectively if we want the trash collectors to actually take our bins away.
Meanwhile those more focussed on going green will take the time and effort to really route through their things and select the items that really need recycling and those that don’t, to then clean these out, and to remove any elements that aren’t suitable for recycling. They might even have other recycling bins and re-use some of their used items themselves – organic materials for fertilizing their gardens for instance.
But is this the only way of going green when it comes to recycling? Is there more you can do to make sure that fewer materials go to waste or end up in dump sites? Of course there is.
You see for really going green and really aiding recycling, you need to think not only about how you are going to go about recycling items that come into your possession, but also about how to ensure there are more recyclable products out there and that you are more likely to be able to use them. For instance when buying items you should always check first to ensure that they are recyclable. This will mean that you are able to support those companies that are focussed on going green which means that there will be more recyclable green products out there as they get a larger market share and as other businesses start to take note. Then you’ll be able to recycle that item after use and so this will minimize your contribution to the waste that is polluting the planet. You can take going green further too if you try and convince other people to do the same and if you rave about the recyclable products that a company uses. Look for businesses that use materials that can be recycled, but that also make their products from recyclable substances initially.
Likewise if you yourself run a business, then you can think about whether your products are recyclable or made from recyclable materials. If not then look into altering your business model to incorporate more biodegradable materials. This means in the final product but also in your day to day use – for instance why not use biodegradable cups in the kitchen?