Want to recycle but don’t have the know-how?
Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, cardboard, metal, plastic, tires, textiles, batteries, and electronics. The composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste—such as food or garden waste—is also a form of recycling.
Recycling saves energy and water, lowers pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improves air and water quality, preserves landfill space and conserves natural resources … We can benefit from the raw materials and energy that have already gone into their production.
The seven R’s of Sustainability
Reduce: use less of something
Recycle: to reuse or to sell the items for reuse
Reuse: reuse items or make useable items
Respect: use with consideration and respect for the environment
Refuse: to avoid buying products that recycle with too many problems
Rethink: to think differently about recycling and waste handling and the environment
Repair: to repair products rather than buying new ones
(Information supplied by Lephalale Going Green)