Recycle Week: 10 Easy Ways To Recycle More

13 September 2022  |  Admin

Recycling is a great way to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills. It also reduces pollution and conserves the planet’s natural resources. That sounds pretty good, right?

Recycle Week takes place from 19 - 25 September 2022. You can join the movement by finding more ways to recycle and reuse products in your everyday life. Here are 10 easy ways to start recycling more.

1. Use reusable shopping bags

This is one of the easiest ways that you can start recycling more. Instead of buying plastic or paper bags, take your own reusable bag to the shops. If you’re looking for a great reusable bag, our coffee sack shopping bags are large and super durable.

2. Find in-store recycling schemes

Some shops now offer their own recycling schemes. For example, you can now recycle health and beauty products purchased at Boots. The scheme aims to make it easier for you to recycle products that aren’t possible to recycle at home such as beauty, healthcare and wellness products. 

3. Reduce your waste output

Try reducing the amount of waste that you throw away every day. This can be a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment. Think about planning your meals for the week ahead so that you can use up any fresh vegetables and produce. You can also freeze food if you know that you’re not going to use it before its use-by date.

4. Recycle e-waste

Did you know that electronic devices like computers and mobile phones can be recycled? Encourage your family to recycle their old electronic devices instead of throwing them away in with your household waste. You can also consider donating them to local schools or non-profit organisations. Or, if you’re after some extra cash, you can recycle some electronic devices for money. For example, you can recycle your old mobile phone at Compare and Recycle.

5. Limit your plastic consumption

Plastic is a big problem for the environment because it can cause pollution when it gets into the sea and other forms of wildlife. Try reducing your consumption of plastic in order to help reduce plastic waste. For example, buy products made from glass, aluminum, or paper instead of plastic. If you’re looking for more reusable products, we stock a range of reusable coffee cups and water bottles.

6. Buy recycled products

Many products these days are made from recycled materials. When you buy these items, you can help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Check out our recent blog post on Amazing Upcycled & Recycled Gifts if you’re after some inspiration.

7. Go paperless 

Going paperless can have a significant impact on the environment. You can reduce the use of paper products in your home by going digital with things like books, magazines, bills, and documents. Instead of printing things out, try doing things digitally instead.

8. Check recycling options when buying products

Look at the packaging of products when you are considering buying them and consider if there is a more eco-friendly version. Products state on the packaging how they can be recycled so if you pick up an item that doesn’t show recycling options then you might want to choose a different brand, if possible.

9. Start composting

Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of food waste that is ending up in landfills each year. More so, you can put your compost to good use in your garden too. Our How To Make Compost blog post is a great starting point.

10. Use rechargeable batteries

Just one rechargeable battery is equal to the lifespan of 1,000 regular batteries. Therefore, rechargeable batteries produce far less waste because they just require a simple battery charger so that they can be reused hundreds of times. If you are using regular batteries, recycle them.

So, by recycling more and encouraging others to do the same we can protect our planet and live less wasteful lives. We hope you enjoy getting involved in Recycle Week and find that your new recycling habits last a lifetime.