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Learn to Conserve - Recycle to create a better future for our children.


If you think that you are the only one who gets old, then, better think again. Even Earth itself has its own age and as the years go by, this age adds up making the world grow older and older, slowly but surely.


As one of the billions of people living in this world, one of your responsibilities is to ensure that even if the Earth grows older, it will not be affected by the drastic changes that can make its condition worsen. It is not a secret that the continuous piling up of waste has always been one of the serious issues that all countries need to deal with.


In this blog post, you will be further taken into the world of recycling for you to get to learn how this rather simple method can bring great changes to the whole world, specifically to your children and their future children.


Recycling Basics



What do you know about recycling? Are you aware of the things that can and cannot be recycled? What can be done to the recyclable things?


A Glimpse into the World of Recycling


Surely, you know that everyone must recycle but majority of you are probably still a bit unaware of how and what to recycle.


Most people simply assume that they are doing the right thing by tossing their recyclable to the bin. Even though this is considered as a crucial step for this process, you need to be mindful of several additional things here. Here, you will explore how you can actually be a conscientious and effective recycler that will then allow you to keep the planet, including the oceans, clean and green.


The very first question that needs to be answered is what are the things that can be recycled? In general, the recyclables are being divided into 4 major categories: Plastics, Paper, Metals, and Glass. Depending on the recycling laws in your area, you may or may not need to divide the recyclables that you have accordingly.


What materials belonging to these categories should be recycled and how are they recycled?


Plastics


Majority of the plastics which include but are not limited to bags, containers, and bottles are recyclable. But this is only when these have been rinsed out, cleaned as well as emptied properly.


For the plastic bottles, first you need to remove the cap. Then, rinse and empty the bottle before flattening it and replacing the cap.


Keep in mind that when recycling the “6 pack rings,” it is important to have them cut up for preventing any kind of tragedy in the marine life. You will definitely not want to be the one to blame for injuring or even killing innocent creatures.


Remember that toys, airbags, Styrofoam and other kinds of plastic container that contain toxic material like motor oil cannot be recycled. The perfect way for dealing with such plastics is either to lessen if not limit the consumption of the products that are packaged in these, or you can also search for more creative ways of reusing them.


Paper


Majority of the forms of paper items include cardboard, newspaper, plates and paper cups (rinsed out), magazines and books can be placed in recycle bins. Bear in mind that shredded paper will be separated from others. Also, remember that soiled paper, facial tissues together with the greasy pizza boxes are not recyclable. The best thing is that these things can be composted.


Metals


Steel, aluminum and tin are among those metals which are recyclable. Make sure, however, that all the cans will be emptied and cleaned. You cannot recycle hangers, aluminum foil, paint containers, scrap metals, and Helium containers. You can inquire in your place which will take such things off your hands for them to be placed in good use.


Glass


Jars, glass bottles and the containers that can be put in the recycling bin. However, you need to be aware that you need to put broken glass in the garbage bin or utilize this as a kind of art metal, not for recycling purposes.

Items including dishware, mirrors, glasses and cups, ornaments and decoration cannot be recycled. If you want to turn this kind of garbage to something useful in a fun, effective and creative way, you can use them as crafts and arts materials.


Through educating and informing your children about recycling’s dos and don’ts, you can ensure that the future will still see a greener and cleaner planet.


Choose Wisely When Buying


One of the many factors that can affect the number of wastes that are being piled up every single day is the way people purchase the things that they will use for their day-to-day activities. Discover how important it is to be wise when buying things and how it can help lessen the wastes that should be recycled.


The initial steps on the hierarchy of waste are to stay away from the need of collecting waste as well as to lessen the amount of waste being produced. Through the reduction of the waste amount, you will also be able to reduce the number of wastes that will need to be disposed of or recycled.


Be a Wise Buyer – Avoiding and Reducing Waste


Waste Avoidance


It is very simple to avoid waste and never take those things which you