We have all gone through a note to make offices paperless to save the environment. However this is not achievable and the next best option is to recycle paper. Paper can be recycled in many ways which can actually save so much. Here a few ways some unique and some very simple.
Printing on both sides – I saw this being done in a school in Dunedin and was impressed by the method. It is a very simple way to save almost 50% paper. Of course confidential printed paper does not come in this but still a very simple and easy way to recycle used paper.
Use the blank spaces on printed paper – Almost always some parts of print sheets are blank. Use cutters to cut them and use them for making note pads and stickers.
Making compost out of newsprint – This is a very creative way to use the newspaper waste. You can add the newspaper (only coarse newsprint) to your compost pit. The compost that you will get is better than one prepared with natural scrap like lawn grass and food scrap.
Using newspaper as an absorbent – You can also use the absorbent quality of the newspaper to keep things dry. One of the uses is to warp ironed trousers and shirts in newspaper before packing in suitcase.
Plastic is one product which can be categorised as a necessary evil. We cannot do without it and it also has the maximum share in the garbage. The thing that makes plastic garbage difficult is that it does not decompose. Innovative ways like landfill parks have paved ways to minimize the harms of plastic garbage. But we can reduce the garbage by simply recycling the plastic products and reusing them in another form. Here are some cool tips to recycle plastic products.
- Reusing Plastic Bottles – Plastic bottles come in various forms like cooking oil,food jars, shampoo bottles, Detergent and many more articles. Find ways to use them. For instance you can use these plastic jars and bottles for storing Kitchen items. However take care while using it to store water or oil. Keeping water and oil in recycled plastic bottles is not good for health.
- Recycling Plastic Bags – Invariably most of the world is getting away from using plastic bags. But it still occupies a prominent place in the packaging. The ease of use and cost effectiveness is responsible for this. You can do your part by collecting them and giving it for recycling. Reusing as garbage bags is another way of using it more than once.
- Recycling food containing Plastics – Plastic cups, containers and plastic bags for food articles can also be recycled at the local grocery shops.
Plastic also saves our lives as most of the surgical and medical products are made of plastic. It has improved safety in medicinal practice.It also saves energy and is green. So responsible recycling the plastic can help decrease the garbage and make our planet better.