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As the problem of excessive garbage continues to become a worldwide issue, landfills and recycling facilities are being constructed by governments and private subcontractors to combat overfilled and overused landfills and dump sites. Improper dumping causes pollution – damaging the atmosphere and oceans with excessive carbon and other forms of toxic waste. The solution for all global citizens is simple: Recycle and Reuse.
The number of concerned citizens increases every day, and the ways to be effective in combating excessive waste can be implemented by anyone in their own home. It starts with a simple recycling bin. Although purchasing is an obvious choice, creating and personalizing your own recycling bin is a fantastically fun option that saves money as well.
Creating a recycling bin is easy and quick when you use materials commonly found around your house. You likely already several such items in your home, including existing garbage cans, square or rectangular crates and even cardboard boxes. Personalize and separate the items you have marked for recycling by utilizing contact paper, construction or even wrapping paper. The simple task of refacing a garbage can with colored paper and creating a simple label – even with just a permanent marker – stating “Glass,” “Plastics” or other recycled materials you set aside for recycling, creates a fast and easy recycling bin that will last for years to come at little to no cost.
Looking for further ideas to maximize your output? Consider how many bins you will need, what the use for each bin will be and what sort of budget you will have to keep in mind. In your own home, start by segregating your garbage, so that you are able to maximize what is being set aside for recycling. Consider the many options you have for labeling – cardboard, papers, glass, and varying forms of plastic. Decorate each bin creatively as a motivator to stay organized. And, if you run out of garbage bins, get creative! Utilize large boxes, plastic crates and Tupperware containers.
Building a recycling bin is a fast and easy project, with endless re-purposing opportunities found around your own home. So, get out there, make your bins and start filling them up!
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Household chemicals such as pesticides and cleaners, have a set standard for disposal and recycling due to safety and contamination risks. Everything from old paint to liquid fertilizer requires a specific approach to disposal in order to be compliant with health regulations, and in many cases, the law. Bearing this in mind, the easiest way to avoid having to dispose of these chemicals in the first place is to take good inventory of the amount you will need, so that excess will not become a problem. In addition, it is always advisable to choose the least toxic, most natural – organic, if possible – and biodegradable version of chemicals possible.
Since most household chemicals are hazardous – particularly liquid-based items – they should not be disposed of by an inexperienced person, but instead taken to a recycling facility specializing in hazardous chemical disposal. Although the majority of developed nations have provisions for solid recyclables such as glass and cardboard, liquid disposal is more difficult to find, with many localized garbage collectors refusing to handle these items. Due to the effects they can pose to water, soil and air, these chemicals are not items to simply be tossed with other forms of garbage.
Thus, whenever dealing with any form of household chemicals – whether for indoor or outdoor use – it is vital that you locate a proper recycling center that manages legal and safe disposal of hazardous chemicals. These centers have been created and trained specifically for the task of reprocessing household chemicals in environmentally-conscious ways that enable much of the discarded items to be reprocessed and eventually placed back on the market for purchase and re-use.