Figuring out what you can recycle can be difficult, however, it is important.
Recycling at home correctly can be confusing, however, it is necessary to sort your rubbish into the correct bins in order for sorting facilities to be able to organise rubbish efficiently.
As recent media, such as the ABC TV program The War On Waste have highlighted, knowing what you can and cannot recycle is vital so that you can make sustainable actions and purchases.
The benefits of recycling are immense and include:
- Reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
- Helping to support the economy by creating jobs.
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
So what can and can't you recycle?
You Can Recycle
- Metals such as: Food and drink cans & aerosol cans (including deodorant)
- Paper and Cardboard such as: Cartons (milk, juice.etc), pizza boxes, junk mail, newspapers and magazines
- Glass: Bottles and jars (food, drink, vitamins and medicine)
- Plastics such as: Shampoo, conditioner and soap bottles (including pumps), punnets (berry), yogurt containers.
You Can't Recycle
- Pens, coffee cups, plastic bags.
- Foil and soft plastics (which can only be recycled when rolled into a ball, making it easier to sort).
If you want to learn more about how you can reduce the amount of waste you produce, read our blog post here. Rather than cutting out everyday items that aren't sustainable you can now replace them with more eco-friendly options.
Our products are fully recyclable, which means that once you no longer want them or if a part is damaged you can recycle them. Making smart purchases, and buying products that end of life are recyclable will help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill or washed up on our beaches.
Using reusable products and thus, not needing to recycle after single use is always better for the planet. However, recycling is the next best option.