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Why You Should Recycle and How to Do It

Why You Should Recycle and How to Do It

In the last few years, more and more people have climbed on board the recycling train. Suddenly people everywhere have become more serious about saving the planet. One-use plastic is frowned upon, and carrying your shopping in recycled or reused bags is the way to go.

Have you ever wondered WHY you need to recycle? You know that it is better for the environment, but HOW exactly does it work?

Recycling is more affordable than waste collection and disposal. When you recycle, you do not waste natural resources and materials. Less rubbish is going to landfills, you save energy during the manufacturing process, and you protect wildlife from getting tangled up or eating your waste.

Paper and wood recycling will save trees and forests which takes a long time to grow. Plastic should be recycled as it is typically produced from fossil fuel hydrocarbons while metal recycling means less need for risky mining extractions. Glass is manufactured from raw materials like sand and the resources are starting to dry up.

Getting Started on Recycling

The main obstacle to recycling is comprehending the process. That means knowing what to recycle and what not. These are all recyclable items.

  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Electronics
  • Batteries

Recycling bins typically come in different colours (red, yellow, green, blue, orange or black) to make it easier and more efficient. You will want to make sure the item is clean to prevent contamination. Being more diligent when doing shopping will help you choose recyclable products. And before you recycle, try to think about how you can repurpose and reuse products first.

High-Quality & Affordable Recycle Bins South Africa

Preserving the planet for future generations is essential! Get started right now by purchasing recycle bins for your home, school or office. At Pioneer Plastics, we believe in providing our customers with products of the highest quality without breaking the bank. For more information or to request a free quote, call us today!

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