How to recycle common items in Zim
Cleanliness is an important quality of life. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. It is one of the best qualities a human being can possess. However, not only humans but even animals also keep their surroundings clean. Here are some tips on how to recycle common items in Zimbabwe.
Check if your city requires pre-sorted recycling.
- Research any specific laws or regulations regarding recycling in your area.
- Also, know the types of paper and cardboard that you can recycle.
- This includes mail, newspapers, magazines, old books, egg cartons, cereal boxes, and gift wrap.
- While, recycling paper, make sure any other materials, like strings or metal is removed.
Also, know types of plastic that can be recycled
- If the plastic has the famous recycling triangle on it can be recycled.
- This means empty bottles (caps removed), containers, cups, bags, plastic utensils, and more can all hit the recycling can.
- All-plastic toys, coat hangers, wastebaskets, and takeout trays can all be recycled too whilst they are clean.
Know the types of metal that can be recycled.
- Also, metal is tricky to recycle, whilst common waste can be recycled easily.
- Aluminum and steel cans, foil trays, old pots and pans, and empty aerosol cans are all game for recycling.
- However, be sure to check about bigger things, like shower curtains or all-metal furniture.
Keep objects intact when recycling them.
- With aluminum cans, crushing them flat can sometimes prevent them from being recycled at all.
- The safest choice is to just leave everything whole as it goes in the can.
Also collect and bring recycling can to the curb the night before picks up.
- If your recycling pick-up is on Monday, bring the recycling to the curb on Sunday night.
- Pick-ups are frequently early in the morning, and its best practice to just get it out there to avoid missing collection.
Save returnable cans and bottles to make some money back.
- Also, keep the bottles and cans in separate containers whilst collecting them.
- Most places require you to weigh out or turn in aluminum and glass separately.
Written by tatenda