Even the most diligent of recyclers can be thrown off by a party. People toss items into the wrong bin, food compost goes down the drain and everything is thrown off balance. RecycleScene has put together 5 great tips to get your party back into gear when it comes to recycling.Want your next party to be zero waste? Follow these tips by RecycleScene:
Choose items that you can easily recycle. When it comes to beverage containers, for example, aluminum cans are a good choice because the packaging is lighter, more compact and more easily recycled than glass or plastic.
Compost leftover food scraps. Food waste makes up a large percent of residential waste, sometimes almost half! It’s likely that the fees paid to haul solid waste are less than they are for green waste, so you can actually save money for your city. A quick breakdown (so to speak) on composting: When waste is composted, organic waste breaks down aerobically, and no methane is produced. Basically, composting is smart!
Check out the other tips at RecycleScene.
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