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!