Today’s green living tip is easy: recycle more. Don’t automatically toss trash into the garbage can. How to transition away from using the rubbish bin for everything? Take a look at the number of garbage cans in your home. If each room has a garbage can, then each room should have a recycling bin.This can even be a garbage can that has been deemed a ‘recycling bin.’
It may take a little getting used to so a sign might be helpful. I like the recycling bins that are visible to look pretty, too, so I’ve used baskets that once held other items. My family had to get used to the change of not always tossing items. Our baskets are used for paper that should go into the recycling bin but is now used as scratch paper, first, and then recycled. It didn’t happen overnight but making habits easy to change is the simplest way to get them to stick. (Don’t forget, you can compost, too!)
By limiting garbage cans (or eliminating them altogether) from rooms, it has made it more difficult to toss items directly into the trash. This makes us stop and think before we automatically trash stuff. Save money by using baskets and containers you already have on hand. No need to buy new – just reuse!
What containers do you like to reuse? What’s your favorite source for baskets?
Go Gingham Earth Month:
To celebrate April as “Earth Month,” I’m sharing a tip every day this month. Find all the tips by clicking the image below.