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Recycling has become a bigger part of our lives over time, which is great news considering how important it is for the environment. It reduces the amount of single-use waste that goes into our regular rubbish bins before being sent to landfills, instead being reused or turned into new products.

It’s slowly become normalised to the point where it’s a part of our everyday lives, but it does also mean you end up with multiple bins that you need to use and accommodate. However, there are plenty of ways to get creative with how you recycle and how you store your bins.

Create a bin store
  • Leaving your recycling bins outside in your garden or driveway can mean that it’s exposed to the elements, which can often end up with your litter scattered all over the place during high wind.
  • A bin store provides some protection from bad weather and lets you keep unsightly bins out of sight.
  • They can be easily built to suit your spaces and bins, giving you an option that looks great and is super practical.
Familiarise yourself
  • It’s important to learn which recycling bin is which, as well as what can and can’t be recycled at home.
  • There are certain materials, such as glass, which need to be recycled at bottle banks rather than at home.
  • Make sure you know which materials correspond to the different coloured bins, such as which bin is for card and paper and which one is for cans and plastics.
Make a habit of it
  • Try placing small bins around your home that you only use for recycling, which can then be emptied into your bigger bins by the end of the week.
  • This means that you end up recycling all day and don’t end up throwing away things that could be recycled.
  • This is also a great way to get the entire family involved so that everyone is doing their bit.

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