it in the bin and forget about it - that about sums up our attitude
to rubbish. The recycling rate globally is up to 10 - 20% and everyone
agrees recycling makes much more sense than putting rubbish in open
spaces and landfill - it saves resources, energy and creates more jobs.
We need to stop thinking of rubbish as a problem to
be handed down to the garbage man Start thinking of it as a resource
to be used
80% of the contents
of your bin can be recycled
The amount of rubbish we produce is the first step
to be reduced. By following some of these simple suggestions you can
reduce your impact on the environment.
- Write a shopping list to make sure you don't come home with
far more than you need.
- Choose the products with the least packaging, for example
fruit and vegetables that you chose yourself rather than the
ones packaged in polystyrene trays and plastic wrapping
- use less paper
- Disposable nappies cause huge problems in landfill - they
are hazardous and are not biodegradable. Real cloth nappies
are making a comeback and are traditionally the best
- Your old and broken furniture can be redesigned and remade .Make
use of Futurearth expertise
- Give your old clothes and other useable old items to pass on
to poor and needy.
- Think about repairing any gadget before you buy a new one; its
often cheaper, and cuts down on waste too.
- Use both sides of paper at work, reuse envelops and encourage
colleagues to do the same
- Any old greeting cards, calendars, posters ,envelopes bottles
can be reused to create artwork -Futurearth will guide you to
the right source.
- Newspapers can be converted into envelops to replace plastic
- If you've really finished with that computer, send it to be
refurbished or resold. Many schools can benefit from your unwanted
What can be sent for recycling? In your household waste most items
like glass, plastic, metal, cardboard and paper can be recycled
again and again, saving energy and raw materials. Give it to the
- Garden & Kitchen waste
In our households organic waste amounts to almost 60% of total .Organic
waste is the main cause of methane emissions, a powerful greenhouse
gas, from landfill sites. Instead of binning it, try composting.
It's an easy, satisfying process; not only will your dustbin be
less smelly, but you'll be improving your local environment and
even saving money in the process. If you don't have a garden you
can recycle in pots using special Enzymes. Futurearth can help in implementing the process