Wishcycling - What is it?

Every diva knows recycling is not an option anymore.

Sort and divide our trash is mandatory, but distinguishing the non-recyclable items from the recyclable ones can be a challenge. Our aspirational recycling can contaminate an entire container of recyclables, forcing everything to be sent to a landfill.

The most common items being wishcycled are pizza boxes, plastic bags, coffee cups and paper receipts.

So, follow the tips below:

  • Know Your Local Recycling Rules - Check out your local council’s guidelines. Chances are, they’ll have an entire section devoted to their waste management program. There, you’ll find out exactly what you can recycle.
  • Preclean It - Small amounts of food don’t interfere with glass and steel recycling process – just scrape all the solid food scraps out of jars and cans and give your bottles and containers a rinse to remove excess remains.
    However, greasy, oily, or food-contaminated paper can’t be recycled - so either remove the soiled portion or throw it all out.
  • Keep It Loose - Don’t bag or tie your recyclables. Just keep them loose. And remember, don't throw plastic bags or any other soft plastics in there - your supermarket can have them back to recycle. 
  • Compostable Does NOT Mean Recyclable - Compostable plastics are not the same as regular plastics (and that means they can't go in with your soft plastics either). Make a list of compostable things and put it on your fridge door. Some examples are:
    • Fruit and vegetable scraps (including banana peels, citrus rinds, moldy lettuce, etc.) …
    • Stale or moldy bread, crackers and cereal. ...
    • Wine, beer, and liquor.
    • The liquid from canned fruits and vegetables.
    • Old herbs and spices.
    • Coffee grounds and paper coffee filters.
    • Tea and teabags.
  • At last, but not least, remember the first rule about being sustainable: consume as little as possible

As you showed your interest on this subject, which is important to us, we thought of presenting you with a promotion code so you can use it on your first order. Use the following code YG-BLOG15 at the Checkout.

We thank you for helping our small business and for helping the planet by choosing a more sustainable lifestyle.

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