Recycling has become so normal for us that we almost forgot to include it in out tips! I cannot even imagine throwing out all that plastic, tin and Styrofoam nowadays but a couple of decades ago it was normal. Some keys lessons we have learned about recycling however are:
1) Just because you can recyle does not mean that it’s a good thing to have a heaping box of recyclables. Rather it’s best to reduce the amount of stuff (especially packaging) that you buy in the first place. Ideally everyone would have a small load of recycling and an even smaller load of garbage at the curb each week.
2) Sort your recycling. This is something that I am still working on but Sustainable PF has down. The better you sort your recycling the easier it makes the lives of the recycling truck workers and they are less likely to leave stuff behind.
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