Real change begins within the walls of your own home. Small changes in your day-to-day life can make a real, sustainable difference. You do your best to reuse, repurpose, and recycle-- now is the time to take it one step further. Improve your recycling from home habits to take your own sustainability practices to the next level.
Let’s start with the basics. It is never too late to start recycling at home!
Paper, plastic, and glass are a great place to start-- but the more the merrier! We all have to start somewhere, so pick a few materials that you frequently use so that you can get started with the next step.
Gather + Sort
Set up specific bins to sort each category into. Make a plan so that everyone in the home knows and participates--which increases the accountability. It is much easier to sort as you go, than it to sift through the rubble just before garbage day.
Find Community Recycling Centers
Locate your community’s recycling centers and take a good look at what they accept. Follow their regulations and expectations to make sure your donations are properly processed.
Keep it up! Don’t let one successful trip be the end of it. Learn more about the importance of recycling and the true difference you are making.
Now that you understand the ins and outs of recycling, let’s level up. Here are a few extra tricks you can use to improve the way you recycle from home.
Reduce use of plastics
It is wonderful that you are gathering your plastic waste to be reused! But, finding a better alternative to one-use plastics makes a big difference. Cloth shopping bags are a great place to start.
Clean it out
Rinse your bottles, wipe down the trash. The last thing you want is contaminated materials that won’t be accepted. Keep it clean and keep it dry.
Buy recycled materials
Support the companies that are doing it the right way! Keep the process moving full circle and be a part of sustainability practices around the world.
Do your research
The ways that we recycle are improving-- stay up to date and be a voice for your community to keep these practices moving forward.
Expand your practice
At Kate’s Real Food, our ongoing sustainable practices are an integral part of our company’s culture and production. We proudly recycle plastics, glass, paper, metals, and cardboard.
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