Don't wait for anyone to deputize you or authorize you or empower you. You just start out with yourself...and put one foot in front of the other.
84 percent of all household waste can be recycled.
Most families throw away about 39 kilos of plastic every year
The rubbish dumped in landfill stays for about 30 years.
Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees
For every 1 ton of paper recycled, we save 26,000 litres of water free from chemicals.
Making Waste Management Easy
In the image above you can see a basket attached on the right, behind the wheelie bin.
This very clever design was devised by a handy parent at the school who modified
an old wastebasket and added a flip lid with an opening to collect the
can, bottles, cartons and tetra packs. The clear visual labels make it easy for all
students to make clear sorting decisions.
They don't have to be able to read.
A link to the excellent signs can be found
on this page.
RECYCLE REDUCE REUSE
REFUSE RETHINK AVOID
Recycling Near You
(recycle clean clothing for rags and more)
Composting, Worm Farms
& Peak Phosphate
Thanks to a Girls Scout Group from California for this link.
Well done girls. Keep up the great work.
RECYCLE obselite E-Waste including computers, old mobile phones etc.
RECYCLE spent batteries responsibly through Battery Recycling Centres. RECYCLE spent toner cartridges for printers & photocopiers
RECYCLE old x-rays, claiming back the silver nitrate
RECYCLE old unusable clothing/fabrics as Clean Rags for use in industry
RECYCLE Donate old woollen clothing and towels to your local animal shelter
RECYCLE unwanted good shoes through Souls4Souls
RECYCLE unwanted Furniture or fittings through Freecycle, GumTree or E-Bay