A thread on chat about the amount of rubbish people have per week has shamedme inspired me into coming here and asking this.
Very embarassed about admitting this! We get through one/two black bin bags of rubbish a day, DH has to go to the tip every sunday to get rid of it all.
Our bin is collected every two weeks and is usually overflowing. The only recycling we have is our brown bin for garden waste, food and cardboard and the blue box for paper. Oh and a black box for glass but it's tiny!
Any tips on how we could recyle more?
DH says recyling is a total waste of time but I am working on him!
I've tried the whole "Don't you care about your children and your fututre grandchildren?" His response: "No, i'll be dead by then" Is he a lost cause?
Is it plastic bottles making up the bulk? If so, you should be able to take them to the dump to recycle, or possibly a recycling centre at a supermarket. We found they made a huge difference to the volume of rubbish we were generating.
Obviously, the better answer is not to buy things in plastic bottles, but I haven't managed to achieve much on that front!
If you look around and find out what you can recycle easily in your area, then hopefully you'll be able to make a change with a minimum amount of work. You may need a second bin or container of some sort in your kitchen to make it easy top separate out the recycling - we have a thing with 4 wire baskets, which is easy to use.
DH did a tip run this morning on his way to work and now I am starting a new week and a new mindset. I am going to recycle as much as I can!
throckenholt - No idea what tetrapak is
Today so far I have recycled:
- Food waste from lunch prep
I have binned: The coffee filter I used for my coffee - No idea if I could recycle this or not - The empty sachet of cat food from feeding the cat - Dishwasher tablet little package it comes wrapped in
25 kg bag of dried catfood? (Cheaper brands usually paper sacks so can then go in recycling.) Big tub of dishwasher powder? Is your coffee filter made of paper? If so, it can go in the compost with food waste.