How to recycle more at home
If you’re concerned about how much rubbish you’re throwing away each week, perhaps you need to think about how to recycle more at home, and reduce the amount of waste you discard. Local councils are making it easier for us all to separate our waste and recycle as much as we can using our multiple bins, but is there something more you could be doing? Read on to find out how to recycle more at home.
Reduce as well as recycle
Cutting back on the amount of things you buy or use will automatically reduce the amount of items you need to recycle, which should also reduce the amount of waste you throw away each week. When you’re shopping, make considered purchases, like brands who offer a refillable option with less packaging, or even when at home making conscious decisions to use less disposable materials like kitchen roll, and use washable cloths instead for cleaning up.
Use technology to your advantage when it comes to recycling more at home, with a new free app called Bin-Ovation, which is great for providing all the information you need about bin collection and recycling centres in your area. There are currently over 11,000 users already in Northern Ireland – so why not be one of them? Download today from the App Store or Google Play and get better at recycling.
Food waste and home composting
Food waste is a huge problem in our throwaway society, and if you’re looking for ways to recycle more of this type of waste at home, then home composting could be right up your street. Not only does it reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, but it provides you with a free source of nutrient-rich compost for your garden, whether that’s for flowers, shrubs or growing your own veg. Check out this guide for more information on starting your own compost heap.
Furniture or other larger items
Just because you’ve outgrown your old sofa, doesn’t mean it has to be sent to the dump. Larger household items like this can still have a second life – they can be donated to charity shops, you could sell them on popular sites like eBay or Gumtree, or why not give them a bit of a makeover yourself? The reclaimed furniture trend is still very popular, and involves making pre-loved furniture usable again. Here are a few examples of how you could transform that old furniture into something fantastic again.