Sustainable living is something that most people are trying to work towards, however it requires dedication. Recycling is a great step towards living more sustainably, but it can be difficult to remember all the materials you can recycle.
With that in mind, we’ve put together the perfect guide to recycling and all the recyclable materials you should be recycling.
What is Recycling?
Recycling is the process that helps transfers any waste materials into new materials, that could be used to make a new product. However, not all materials are recyclable, which is crucial to consider when you’re dividing up your recyclable waste into general waste.
Why is Recycling Important?
Although it might seem like you’re simply throwing your rubbish or unwanted items in the bin, recycling plays a massive part in helping the environment. The more we recycle, the less rubbish that ends up in landfills, leading to multiple benefits, including:
- Saving energy
- Saving Water
- Lowering pollution
- Improving air quality
- Conserving natural resources
What Can You Recycle?
There are so many recyclable materials out there that lots of us forget about, which is why we’ve compiled a list of recyclable materials for you to keep in mind. These materials include:
One of the most common recyclable materials that we recycle, plastic can be made into many new resources including new bottles, containers and playground equipment. However, plastic is a lot more expensive and complex to recycle, compared to other materials. This can lead to excess plastic waste, which is why we recommend restricting your overall plastic usage.
Aluminium is arguably one of the most sustainable materials. Not only is it 100% recyclable, but it also retains its properties. When aluminium is recycled, it can be used to make new cans, as well as making things like aeroplane parts and bicycles.
3. Paper and Cardboard
It goes without saying that paper and cardboard is recyclable. From newspapers to cereal boxes, there’s a range of different paper and cardboard items that you can recycle and upcycle them into new products. These products include; toilet paper, tissue paper, stationery and magazines.
4. Our Millican Bags and Accessories
At Millican, we strive to put sustainability first and that’s why we ensure all of our bags and accessories are made responsibly. This is done by upcycling any post-consumer waste materials and recycling them into our bags and accessories.
Take a step towards living more sustainably with us at Millican.