This National Recycling Week, Cleanaway wants to help you be a recycling superhero with some tricks and tips to make a sustainable future possible. Put your recycling knowledge to the test and then take action to become a true hero with our easy guide.
Step 1: Take our quiz
How much do you know about what goes in your household recycling bin? Take our quiz to find out and then share the results to see how you compare with your friends. Follow the conversation with our hashtags #NRW2017 and #sustainablefuture
Step 2: It only takes 30 seconds to save the world
It doesn’t take much to be a recycling superhero. In fact, it only takes about 30 seconds to be a top recycler. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Rinse your containers
This simple but effective step helps prevent contamination and improves the quality of the material for recycling.
- Recycling your toothpaste tubes
Everyone uses toothpaste but what do you do when the toothpaste runs out? Here’s how to recycle your toothpaste tube.
Have a super-quick and easy recycling tip? Let us know with the hashtags #recyclingsuperhero and #sustainablefuture
Step 3: Go beyond the recycling bin
Being a recycling superhero isn’t just about what should go into your yellow-lid recycling bin. Find out how you can go the next level with recycling in your home or office.
- Recycle your food waste into compost
If you have the space in your garden, then consider recycling your food and garden waste into compost. Compost is an excellent way to enrich your garden’s soil while recycling your food waste. Learn how to start your own compost heap here.
- Turn in your e-waste to reduce resources
Old electronic devices such as smartphones, TVs and computers contain precious metals and materials that can be recycled multiple times. Instead of letting them languish in a drawer or throwing them out, send them to your nearest e-waste facility.
Step 4: Get your workplace involved
National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to start your workplace or business on a road to sustainability. Here’s how to get started.