Monday, January 12, 2015

Recycling Tip #3 - Labeled for Success

PAPER RECYCLING ONLY. 

"What am I supposed to throw in here?".. the last question that you want someone asking when they are trying to rid themselves of waste.

Ah.. people are looking at me.. quick, chuck it in the closest bin

To avoid the confusion and increase participation be sure that you clearly label each and every bin. Make sure that everyone knows what goes in the bin (garbage, recycling) and what type of each if applicable (paper only, plastic only, compost, etc.) as well as what does not (please keep out garbage, food waste, plastic, etc). Recycling bins and waste bins should be put in areas that are easily accessible and in the common route of travel. If we make recycling just as easy as tossing the material in the garbage more people will do it.

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