Increasing environment concerns have given rise to a new concept. The concept of reusing recyclable household products so as to come up with a greener and cleaner tomorrow and simultaneously inculcate a sense of responsibility in our younger generation.
Recycle bins are a necessity and are mandatory by law in certain countries including United States of America. One needs to have a clear understanding of the fact that household products can be recycled in an environmental friendly manner and one can contribute towards the environmental sustainability at the same time.
Here is a list of 10 household products and the manner in which they can be recycled and reused, so as to help you contribute towards a greener and cleaner tomorrow.
1. Plastic bags
These usually come in various form and sizes. One can easily reuse and recycle them so as to help prevent environmental degradation. As an example, we can quote the sandwich bag here. This is generally thrown after a single use. Instead of throwing it, rinse and reuse. This will not only help you save some extra money but will keep your surroundings clean and green.
2. Old cotton cloth
It is common for youngsters to have a whole bunch of old cotton T shirts, which get thrown after a certain amount of use. Instead, try using the T-shirt as a dust cleaner, in case the fabric has holes in it. It can easily be used to clean dishes and mop up the floor. You can easily save on paper towel use, in case you develop a habit of using the old cotton cloth for household uses.
3. Sport shoes
Sports shoes are very useful product that go down the drain and causes serious environmental hazards. The shoe does not deserve this treatment. Instead, donate this to some charity, as the same can be used by unprivileged children who deserve a better life. Shoe recycling plants can also be considered as they convert rubber into other recyclable products.
4. Grocery bags
An imperative part of your household, the grocery bag is available in every house and gets thrown away after a singe use. Inculcate the habit of reusing the grocery bag and you save a bit for household needs. Wash and reuse the grocery bag as a thrash can.
5. Hearing aids, medical equipment’s
Every person visits a doctor and comes with a bag fill of medical supplies, in case suffering from some medical complication. Just check up with your Doctor in case they used junk back. Throwing medical waste causes serious health issues and the best way to avoid this is to submit the used stuff with your Doctor who certainly has a better way to dispose this off.
6. Used ink cartridges
Check up with your office, management. They certainly have an ink cartridge disposal bin. Disposing off the used cartridge unscientifically causes serious health hazards, which can certainly be avoided in case we take the necessary precautions.
7. Decor items in your house
You can certainly do this. All your home decor items, be they mirrors, paintings, clocks, furnishing stuff, all have a bit of plastic in it. Do not throw them ever carelessly, in case they stop functioning. A better way to dispose off this stuff is to donate them to some charity who certainly have a better idea on ways to deal with it.
You can also recycle the same and use it for some other purpose, if u so desire.
8. Coffee can
We all drink coffee in the morning. What do you do with your old coffee can. Dispose it off without any protection. Not the best way to behave as an responsible citizen. Instead try cutting the ends of the can and laying it in bottom of grill. This way you can covert the coffee can into charcoal starter.
9. Plastic cups, plates
Having a gathering of friends at home calls for a lot of plastic cups and plates which generally gets thrown away after certain use. You can instead reuse it after washing and drying. This way you not only save on plastic waste but also contribute to the cause of environment protection.
10. Recycle and reuse the paper
An important product of our daily life, paper gets thrown away easily. This is certainly to be stopped as large number of trees go into paper manufacturing. Inculcate the sense of responsibility in yourself and your kids and reuse and recycle every bit of paper you have in house. This can come in various ways. Encourage the children to rub and rewrite in case they are doing some rough work.
Use newspapers for multiple purposes. You will save a lot of paper and earn some goodwill in the bargain!