Recycling is an important part of integrated waste management and has the following benefits:
SAVES RAW MATERIALS -
Uses less energy, water and other resources during the manufacturing process. Saves natural resources as recyclables are used as raw materials
REDUCES POLLUTION -
SAVES LANDFILL SPACE -
REDUCES LITTERING -
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Food jars such as tomato sauce, jam and mayonnaise bottles
The following CANNOT be recycled
Light bulbs – ordinary and energy-
White office paper
Magazines and books (as long as nothing is laminated)
Cardboard (boxes and cereal boxes).
The following CANNOT be recycled:
Laminated or waxy paper
Plastics are made from oil, a non-
The easiest way to determine whether a plastic product is recyclable is by looking for its recycling logo. There are seven plastic recycling logos and most plastic packaging is imprinted with one of them. The logos tell you what type of plastic a container is made of. Each type has to be recycled separately.
5. JUICE CONTAINERS
Fruit juice and milk containers look like they’re made out of paper, but they are lined with aluminium foil and plastic so they must be recycled separately.
Disposable batteries are not recycled – this is apparently because the material recovery rate is too small to make recycling economically viable. But they should not be thrown away with ordinary household waste either, because they contain toxic chemicals that can leach into the soil and groundwater. Rechargeable batteries, on the other hand, are recyclable. Add to this the fact that they last a lot longer than ordinary batteries and you have a compelling argument to buy rechargeables from now on.
You CANNOT recycle
At Eco Pathways we are passionate about recycling and have sourced the simplest, easiest ways to do so. Contact us for more information.
WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED?
Colddrink and beer cans
Metal lids of glass jars
Aluminium cans, foil and foil packaging
Paint, oil and aerosol cans
Rusty cans can be recycled
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