Figuring out what you can recycle can be difficult. However, it is important.
Recycling at home correctly can be confusing; however, it is necessary to sort your rubbish into the correct bins for sorting facilities to organize rubbish efficiently.
As recent media, such as the ABC TV program The War On Waste, have highlighted that knowing what you can and cannot recycle is vital to make sustainable actions and purchases.
The benefits of recycling are immense and include:
- Reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
- Helping to support the economy by creating jobs.
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
So what can and can't you recycle?
You Can Recycle
- Metals such as Food and drink cans & aerosol cans (including deodorant)
- Paper and Cardboard such as Cartons (milk, juice, etc.), pizza boxes, junk mail, newspapers, and magazines
- Glass: Bottles and jars (food, drink, vitamins, and medicine)
- Plastic waste such as Shampoo, conditioner, soap bottles (including pumps), punnets (berry), and yogurt containers.
You Can't Recycle
- Pens, coffee cups, plastic bags.
- Foil and soft plastics (which can only be recycled when rolled into a ball, making it easier to sort).
If you want to learn more about how you can reduce the amount of waste you produce and move towards zero waste living, read our blog post here. Rather than cutting out everyday items that aren't sustainable, you can now replace them with more eco-friendly options.
Our products are fully recyclable, which means that you can recycle them once you no longer want them or if a part is damaged. Making smart purchases and buying products that end of life are recyclable will help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or washed up on our beaches.
Using reusable products and thus, not needing to recycle after single-use is always better for the planet. However, recycling is the next best option.