Fast fashion: Love Island’s second-hand wardrobe idea will promote sustainability

Love Island, the popular dating reality show, will return this summer with new eco-friendly practices in mind.

Yes. Contestants this year are ditching fast fashion and will use second-hand clothing for a summer of sustainability!

In the sizzling summer series where men and women go to an island with one goal in mind – to find the love of their life – contestants usually share a wardrobe, and new clothes are sent through partnerships with fashion brands. However, for the eighth season, ITV2 (creators of the series) announced a partnership with eBay to create an eco-friendly wardrobe for the islanders.

This is in a bid to inspire viewers to shop second-hand and for the show to embrace a more eco-friendly production with more focus on ways in which they can visibly show the eco-friendliness on TV.

To encourage sustainable shopping, viewers will be able to shop the islanders’ outfits through the show’s app, which will have links to eBay’s fashion pieces.

Fast fashion and the environment

The fashion industry is pumping out and selling more clothes than ever before. As fashion brands introduce new items online and in-store every week, the chances of you owning something that could be described as “fast fashion” are high. But why does it matter?

The term fast fashion is used as a catchy way to describe the ultra-quick and cheap processes employed by the fashion industry that can have harmful effects on the environment. Trending styles are designed, manufactured, transported, and sold by retail stores just in time for a new trend to come along to repeat the cycle.

Now, here’s the sad part – a great portion of clothes end up in landfills and become a key source of greenhouse gas emissions, all thanks to fast fashion! To fully drive home the point on how damaging this is, let’s take a look at polyester.

Polyester, which is the most commonly used fiber in clothing, is made from plastic and will never fully decompose. Instead, it acts like other forms of plastic, which are rarely recycled and will break down into microplastics for years to come, harming wildlife and emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

We can see exactly how damaging the fashion industry is to the environment due to the prevalence of fast fashion. This means change needs to happen soon and it begins with us.

For us to save the planet, we need to ensure that when our t-shirt wears thin or the knees of our pants wear out or our socks get holes, we can still make good use of the material that’s left or offer them up to be recycled instead of just stuffing them in the garbage (and they end up in landfills!)

So, when cleaning out the closet, it’s pertinent to make at least two piles – one for stuff that’s still wearable, free of holes, and without serious stains, and one for done and dusted. The clothes that are in good condition should be donated to charity. Then, they can be sold inexpensively, used by someone else, and provide money to a good cause.

Many people shop second-hand as much to reduce their footprint as to save money, so this allows those willing to do that access to quality clothing. And, others simply can’t afford the styles and quality they’d like, so thrift stores give them access to what they’d like. For those into cutting-edge fashion, changing up the wardrobe annually, donating to thrift stores allows the changeover to be a little more environmentally friendly.

That said, for soiled, torn, and stained clothing that isn’t suitable to be worn by anyone anymore, it’s time to consider whether or not they can be reused at home. There are lots of crafty projects to upcycle old clothes: pillow covers, shopping bags, rugs, and so on.

Little pockets of action also go as far as big steps. Let’s play our part in saving the planet.

Plastic waste: Kaltani raises US$4m in seed funding to expand recycling operations in Nigeria

Our dependency on plastic is causing great damage to the environment. This is because plastic waste is one of many types of waste that do not decompose easily – taking anywhere between 20 to 500 years to degrade in landfills.

To make matters worse, about 91% of all the plastics produced in the world aren’t recycled. What this means is that tons of plastic products that ended up in the dumpsites are still very much around. Yikes!

With so much plastic waste on the planet, human health, the climate, as well as marine life, are at huge risk due to interaction with the synthetic substances in plastics.

To tackle the global plastic epidemic and also solve Africa’s growing plastic waste crisis by promoting the circular economy and recycling best practices, Kaltani, a clean-tech plastic recycling, and waste management company, has raised a US$4 million funding round.

Kaltani will use the seed funding to open 20 new collection and aggregation centers across Nigeria and increase its staff strength to over 500 people. These updates will augment its capacity substantially, allowing the company to recycle up to 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste each year.

“The world has a plastic pollution crisis. Plastic waste is an environmental disaster causing environmental degradation to our oceans, aquatic life, the air we breathe and our health. With the amount of plastic waste produced set to continue skyrocketing, the world desperately needs actionable and scalable solutions. At Kaltani, we have already proven that our solution and model work effectively and efficiently with a thorough A-Z value chain solution, and we are beyond excited to commence our expansion into other parts of Nigeria,” said Engineer Obi Charles Nnanna, Founder, Kaltani.

Kaltani’s technology utilizes data analytics, predictive analytics, and geo-mapping to ensure transparency and traceability throughout the value chain.

The startup has a team of 100 spread across its collection centers, recycling factory, and offices, that employ systematic scalable steps to reduce PET, PE, PP Plastic pollution, and municipal solid waste.

The process is simple – bottles and other plastic waste are collected and transported to collection centers for aggregation and processing, and eventually taken to its recycling factory. At the factory, plastics are then converted into hot-washed PET flakes, and PE and PP pellets which are then sold to FMCG companies for thermoform, sheet, packaging, bottling, and fiber applications.

#GlobalRecyclingDay: 7 ways to drive community engagement for recycling

We’ve established that we all can play a modest but significant role in conserving the environment and restoring the grandeur of our communities by recycling waste. However, there’s still a lot to be done about improving municipal recycling efforts.

While recycling has gone mainstream and is being adopted in many communities around the world, there is still a significant number of people who are unaware of the benefits (both environmental and financial) of recycling.

Below are ways that individuals, organizations, and governments can drive more communal engagement in recycling:

Put recycling bins in public spaces

Enhance your city or town’s core waste service by adding a recycling option at the point of disposal in your parks, on your sidewalks, or at your transit stops.

Simply placing a recycling bin next to a landfill waste bin encourages constituents to properly dispose of their recyclable waste.

Educate the community

Use social media or a website dashboard to promote recycling programs and increase participation.

You can also share valuable information with residents and businesses about acceptable recyclable materials, and provide contact information for whom to call for public space waste questions or about delayed/missed pickups.

Don’t forget to share metrics of success (amount of recycling month to month, year to date, diversion from landfills, etc.), explain the benefits of recycling, share details about the recycling supply chain.

Implement volume-based waste disposal

Incentivize residents to recycle or, alternatively, pay extra to dispose of recyclables in landfill waste streams.

Target non-recyclers

Consider targeting a recycling message to a certain community. Learn from your collectors where the empty bins are often located.

You can also leverage the voices of community leaders to spread the word. In addition, use public space to advertise (side of recycling trucks and bins, bus stop billboards, sides of buses).

Finally, understand the objections or barriers to recycling and how to address them with your community in mind.

Goals and benefits

Set goals and report on recycling achievements and how they tie to benefits that residents and businesses understand and realize.

Also, share metrics and successes! Include them in the education about recycling benefits, empower them, help them feel they are part of the overall effort, and support recycling legislation.

Focus on Schools

Our youngest citizens are often the strongest change agents. Laying the grounds at an early age will encourage recycling behavior regardless of location.

Adjust collection techniques

Evaluate current operations and plan for the future – if trucks are not running at full capacity, can you add new materials to the recycling program, leverage technology that allows you to plan routes efficiently, or include local businesses in the collection routes?

Also, design efficient collection routes that might be supplemented with collection from businesses and retail centers to decrease the usage of the most expensive aspects of a recycling program (labor, fuel, and equipment).

Support this by keeping track of how facilities and events perform and ensuring adequate facilities to meet community demand. Consider locations like fire and police station parking lots to base collection bins.

You can consider working with neighboring towns to pool materials, increase recycling, and efficiency of scale.

Plastic recycling symbols and what they mean

You’ll agree with us that when it comes to saving the planet, plastic recycling is one activity that most people turn to as it gives them this sense of playing their part for the greater good of all.

However, as with most things, plastics belong to a group of materials with different textures, qualities, and uses. In addition, there are several recycling symbols, many of which can become confusing if you’re new to the activity.

So, there’s a slight chance that you just might have been recycling wrongly even though you have good intentions because you’re inadequately informed about what can and can’t be recycled.

In this piece, we’ll be decoding the ASTM International Resin Identification Coding System (RIC) which is a set of symbols on plastic products that identify the plastic resins out of which the products are made.

We hope that, by understanding the meaning behind these symbols, you’ll become a better recycler and be better equipped to reduce plastic waste and save the environment.

Polyethylene Terephthalate (No. 1 PETE / PET)

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Polyethylene terephthalate (PETE or PET) is the most common plastic in circulation. Whether you realize it or not, you probably consumed it some days ago (your favorite soda, we reckon!).

They are clear strong, and lightweight plastics that are commonly used for single-use food and drink packaging such as soda bottles, water bottles, etc. soda and water bottles, salad dressing bottles, and peanut butter containers.

Polyethylene terephthalate is fully recyclable and is widely accepted by most recycling programs. It can be recycled to create new plastic containers, carpet fibers, furniture, etc.

High-Density Polyethylene (No. 2 HDPE)

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Another common plastic is HDPE and it can be found in most homes (we bet you have a couple of them in your fridge).

Products like milk, shampoo, etc., are packaged with HDPE plastics as they are lightweight but durable and therefore, suitable for such consumer products.

HDPE plastics are easy to recycle and are commonly accepted in most recycling programs. They can be recycled into items such as toys, traffic cones, pens, etc.

Polyvinyl Chloride (No. 3 PVC or V)

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Polyvinyl chloride (also known as vinyl or PVC), is a strong, durable, and flexible plastic usually found in medical equipment, plastic gloves, building products, food packaging, etc.

However, polyvinyl chloride contains hazardous chemicals that are known to be poisonous to humans, making products made from it extremely difficult to recycle.

They are not commonly accepted in recycling programs. In the case that they are recycled, they are used to make binders, window frames, flooring, etc. You can also choose to reuse or repurpose them as they’re durable and last long.

Low-Density Polyethylene (No. 4 LDPE)

 

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The flexibility and low-weight nature of LDPE make it convenient for frozen food packaging, shopping bags, squeezable bottles, etc. However, those attributes also make it extremely difficult to recycle at most facilities because it frequently jams or damages recycling equipment.

Some recycling centers accept them so you might want to check them out and drop them off there.

LDPE can be recycled to create compost bins, paneling, floor tiles, trash can liners, etc.

Polypropylene (No. 5 PP)

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Polypropylene is commonly used for ketchup bottles, kitchen containers, straws, carpets, rope, and medicine bottles because it is rigid, tough, and resistant to moisture, grease, and chemicals.

The market for polypropylene is relatively small due to the low demand for it. It can be recycled to create trays, brooms, bins, etc.

Polystyrene (No. 6 PS)

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Polystyrene or styrofoam are those common lightweight, single-use plastics used in making egg cartons, disposable cups, styrofoam packaging, etc.

Because they are cheap and easily produced, they are very popular for manufacturing. However, they are difficult and useless to recycle.

This is why polystyrene is rejected by almost every recycler and as such, ends up in landfills where it takes many years to decompose.

“Other” (No. 7)

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“Other” is a miscellaneous category for all the plastics like nylon and acrylics fabrics, fiberglass, polycarbonate, plexiglass, etc., that can’t be categorized into the other 6 categories above.

Common products that fall under this category include sunglasses, baby bottles, water cooler bottles, etc.

Because some plastics like polycarbonate often contain BPA and LEXAN which can be very harmful to human health if not properly disposed of, they are difficult to accept for recycling by most recycling programs.

Bottom line

When you pay attention to the small numbers within the symbols, you will better understand what type of plastic you are using and whether or not it is recyclable. This will go a long way to help waste management professionals ensure that the right materials end up in the right place.

Beginner’s guide to managing household garden waste

Waste mismanagement is a major issue that affects every member of society. For one, improperly discarded waste has a negative impact on the environment. Even more, it’s a huge source of land, air, and water pollution.

Although there are different types of waste, one in particular that requires special attention is garden waste. Garden waste is simply organic waste resulting from gardening or landscaping activities in a residential, commercial, or industrial location.

Due to a lack of land for tree planting in urban areas, many people who are interested in planting resort to home gardening. Garden waste has the advantage of being easily recyclable; examples of such wastes include:

  • Grass clippings
  • Cuttings and leaves
  • Weeds and (deadheaded) plant material
  • Compost, mulch, and loam that are no longer needed
  • Prunings and cuttings are two types of pruning
  • Pots, seed trays, and ceramics have been discarded
  • Seeds that aren’t wanted
  • Fruit and vegetables that fall from the sky

These wastes are organic materials that have been leftover from gardening. Garden waste as well as any biodegradable material can be compost except animal waste.

Ways to manage your garden waste

Some portions of this garden waste can still be beneficial, despite the fact that they are wastes. There are a few basic strategies to manage garden waste and repurpose it. Recycling is one of them.

Garden waste can be recycled by composting it and using it as organic manure to help other plants flourish. How do you do this? It is quite easy.

Gather your garden waste and shred it; twigs and leaves can be readily shredded, and then combine it with the rest of your compost heap.

Make sure to separate the waste before choosing a method of garden waste disposal. Always keep in mind that not all waste is decomposable or recyclable.

Make sure your garden waste consists of small branches like plant cuttings, weeds, cut flowers, leaves, grass clippings, wood chips, and hedge trimmings. Note that animal dung should not be composted or disposed of with your garden waste for any purpose.

Having followed these steps, you now have rich organic garden compost that you can use to prepare the soil before planting new plants or preparing new beds.

There’s no better moment to start home composting than now when most people are wondering how they can help battle climate change as individuals. Keep in mind that accumulating garden waste prevents you from working in your garden.

Composting garden waste is the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible way to dispose of garden waste, lowering the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

What are your options if you are unable to compost your garden waste? Well, you may choose to dispose of it. However, you need to be sure you know what you can toss in the bin.

For non-decomposable garden waste that cannot be composted, simply gather it, place it in disposable bags, and drop the bags off at a legal landfill for local waste management to pick.

 

Blue bin and how it helps to recycle

The ease of recycling is that there are different colored bins to indicate what goes where. This not only makes recycling simple but also makes waste disposal effortless. While these bins are not commonplace in developing countries, it sure doesn’t hurt to know about them.

There are several sorts of bins for various types of waste to facilitate recycling and limit the amount of waste in landfills while also reducing the spread of landfills.

When waste is not sorted, it becomes difficult for recyclers to separate items for recycling, and for waste collectors to properly dispose of waste. Some of this waste ends up in the streets and drainage systems, clogging the gutters.

There are different recycling bins used for collecting different types of waste. Interestingly, they are colored to this effect. There is the green bin for biodegradable which is also organic, the red bin goes straight to the landfill while the blue bin is used to recycle dry solid waste. In this piece, we will explore the blue-colored recycling bin and what it is used for.

The blue bin is solely for collecting clean materials for recycling. Without this exercise, every waste may end up in landfills. This is in turn benefits the environment as landfills take up a lot of space and emit an unpleasant odor.

Also, consider this: if plastics end up in landfills, it will take hundreds of years for them to decompose. When they decompose, they only produce microplastic, which has a negative impact on the soil.

Things that go in the blue bin 

The blue bin is for recycling clean, dry things such as

  • Paper
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic food containers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Old magazines and hardback books
How to place your recycled waste 

Dismantle cardboard boxes and flatten them as much as possible.
Squeeze cans, tins, and plastic bottles as much as possible

Rinse them to avoid spilling the contents and giving the bin a terrible odor
Place the items in your blue bin.

What you should not do

Avoid placing wet waste into the blue bin, such as food, vegetables, or peels, as this will make recycling difficult, if not impossible.

When it rains, don’t leave the lid of your blue bin open; the articles will get wet and won’t be able to be recycled. Avoid putting mixed waste in the blue bin.

The harmful effects of electronic waste

To stay operational and relevant in their respective markets, the majority of businesses today rely on electronics. Electronic needs are growing in tandem with the demands of the business. Companies are always on the lookout for the newest, fastest, and smartest technologies to help them manage their hectic day-to-day operations.

As technology continues to advance, it becomes necessary to recycle outdated devices in order to reduce waste in landfills and avoid contamination. Are these electronic waste (e-waste) well recycled and disposed of?

When you see pictures of old televisions and laptops in landfills, all you see is their supposedly harmless surface. What makes electronic waste so deadly is that you can’t see the danger.

Mercury, beryllium, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and brominated flame retardants are just a few of the dangerous compounds that can be found inside electronic products.

The consequences of improper e-waste disposal in landfills or other non-dumping sites pose serious threats to current public health and can pollute ecosystems for generations to come.

Dangers of electronic waste 

When electronic waste is disposed of illegally by dismantling, shredding, or melting the components, dust particles or toxic chemicals, such as dioxins, are released into the environment, causing air pollution and damage to human respiratory organs.

Burning is another method commonly used to dispose of low-value electronic waste. However, it can also be used to extract valuable metals from electronics, such as copper.

Burning electronic waste increases the risk of chronic diseases and malignancies because it releases small particles that can travel thousands of miles, posing severe health concerns to humans and animals.

Furthermore, hydrocarbon released by electronic waste has the potential to contribute to the greenhouse gas ( GHG) effect which is also part of the cause of climate change.

In some parts of developing countries, many pickers sift through landfills to get electronic waste, which they sell to recyclers. However, some of these persons burn the undesired portions such as wires to extract copper and this is huge air pollution.

These poisons drain into the soil causing adverse effects on the plants and trees that grow around the area.
As a result, these chemicals can infiltrate the human food chain, causing birth abnormalities and a variety of other health problems.

Toxins are released into groundwater when electronic waste is not properly disposed of by residents or businesses. Many surface streams, rivers, and lakes are based on groundwater. Many creatures rely on these water systems for survival.

When water bodies are compromised by toxins from e-waste, they endanger the marine ecosystem, putting their future and survival in jeopardy. Humans that rely on this water may be affected by electronic waste.

As explained, electronic waste has a severe influence on soil, water, and air quality, which can be disastrous to the ecosystem.

All of these things are important for a healthy planet and its inhabitants. As such, it is important to be mindful of how we dispose of these technologies once they have served their purpose.

Clothes recycling: An important yet overlooked form of recycling

Many people recycle their clothes but are unaware that they are actually recycling. For instance, first-time mothers often keep their infant’s outfits in a good condition to pass them on to children yet unborn.

Apart from this, clothing can be transformed into fiber and used to manufacture carpet padding, rubberized playgrounds, and automotive-related materials, among other things.

Clothes recycling has joined the trend of goods that can be recycled, as the recycling market grows at a rapid pace. Individuals can drop off their used clothes at recycling centers rather than throwing them away. It also aids in the reduction of waste in landfills.

It entails the collection of old clothing and shoes for sorting and processing. Reusable clothing, fabric scraps or rags, and fibrous material are examples of end products. Due to increased environmental consciousness and landfill pressure, interest in garment recycling is fast growing.

Also, it presents a business opportunity for entrepreneurs. Various charities also make money by collecting old clothing through their collection programs.

Do you realize that merely giving clothing away or donating them counts as recycling? The average person throws away 70 pounds of clothing each year, all of which end up in landfills. There is a better approach to accomplish your recycling goals.

Bedding, comforters, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, curtains, dresses, jackets, jeans, shirts, suits, sweaters, sweatpants/sweatshirts, ties, towels, t-shirts, undergarments are some of the clothes that can be recycled.

How to recycle clothes

Clothing is separated into three categories after it is collected: reuse, rags, and fiber. Typically, this is a manual sorting process that necessitates knowledge of different types of materials.

Every piece of clothes has a second life. Natural, synthetic, and hybrid textiles are sorted and graded from the collected clothing.

Clothing recycling can be done at home when garments are reused as rags, mittens to take hot pots from the fire, and when a child outgrows their clothes and it is passed down to younger siblings. Some of the worn garments are chopped into pieces for cleaning surfaces or used as hand towels, while others are used as cleaning rags or foot carpets.

Mechanical equipment such as conveyor belts and bins can help separate different grades of material during the process. There is, however, a project called Textiles4Textiles that aims to automate the sorting process.

Composites of synthetic polymers and cotton are extensively used in textile fabric and garments (biodegradable material). The composition will have an impact on how it is recycled and how long it lasts.

Clothing is collected, sorted, and graded, and then shipped to various places as described. Depending on how nice they are, some are given to the homeless.

In the case of natural fabrics, objects are categorized by color and material. The necessity for re-dying can be removed by segregating colors, minimizing pollution and energy consumption.

The garment is then broken into sloppy fibers and mixed with other fibers, depending on the recycled fiber’s intended ultimate use. Fibers can be compressed for use in mattress making once they’ve been cleaned and spun.

Textiles are used to make filler material for furniture padding, panel linings, loudspeaker cones, and automobile insulation in the flocking industry.

Polyester-based materials have a slightly different recycling procedure. The first step in this scenario is to remove all zippers and buttons before cutting the clothing into smaller parts. Small textiles are shredded, then granulated, and molded into pellets.

A garment’s typical lifespan is estimated to be three years. They are discarded as old garments after the time period has passed. Even useful garments are abandoned because they are no longer fashionable or attractive; nevertheless, thanks to recycling, these garments will no longer end up in landfills and will no longer take up space.

Recycling basics that can be done at home

Recycling is the process of gathering and processing items that would otherwise be discarded as waste and transforming them into new products. Your community and the environment may both benefit from recycling.

Landfills not only have a negative influence on the environment, but they also detract from the city’s aesthetic appeal. We can play a modest but significant role in conserving the environment and restoring the grandeur of our city by recycling uncommon objects at home.

We usually conceive of recycling as sorting our belongings and delivering them to a recycling facility to be recycled into something else (or having them picked up and transported to a recycling center). This is a fantastic approach to help the environment, but what about items that aren’t recyclable?

Many goods, including those that can be traditionally recycled, can be reused, preventing them from ending up in landfills and preventing you from having to buy a new item to meet that purpose. This will assist you in reducing your environmental effect and living a more sustainable lifestyle.

Items that one can recycle at home

Plastic bags are used for the majority of packaging. Old plastic bags, on the other hand, can be utilized wherever at home. Use them to sort trash into bins, then reuse them whenever you go shopping to save the retailer from having to use another plastic bag. You can also use them to wrap packages for shipping.

Plastic water bottles can be used for a variety of reasons in addition to being tossed in the recycling bin. Cutting the bottoms off plastic bottles makes wonderful seedling planters if you’re a gardener. Make piggy banks for your children or use them for a range of craft projects. You can also use them to keep drinking water and as containers for toothbrushes, mail, and other small goods.

The everyday consumption of ice is rapidly rising, and these containers are either lying around in the house or ending up in landfills. Whether you went all out and bought a huge plastic tub of delicious ice cream or not, the empty container may be cleaned and used to store anything. Use the container to store grains and food and other food ingredients or to store tiny tools and craft supplies.

Jeans are a typical article of clothing that may be repurposed in a variety of ways, whether they no longer fit or are torn to shreds. Donate them to a local homeless place or resell shop if they’re in good condition. Use them for patchwork sewing projects or tear them up to use as cleaning cloths if they have too many holes.

You may use your old newspapers, magazines, and old books to create art and use them as wallpaper if you’re creative.

With severe environmental challenges like pollution and global warming, it’s no surprise that interest in green living has grown. People are beginning to recognize the value of green activities, which is a positive development.

To lessen the harmful effects of human activities on the environment, each individual must first make a personal effort. You may help to make the world a greener place in a variety of ways, one of which is home recycling.

How green bin can help reduce landfill

Recycling is a crucial component of any community. Although using colored bins to separate plastics, metals, cardboard, and glass is customary, not all municipals do this. Each bin should have a label on it, specifying the material to be placed in it, in addition to being color-coded. Three arrows chasing each other, forming a triangle, is the globally known symbol for recycling. This symbol should be shown with the recycling container label.

There are numerous services and facilities for recycling household waste. Recycling and composting your household waste not only helps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills but also helps to reduce waste collection costs.

Many common household objects can be recycled. A cleaner environment, safe disposal of dangerous waste, increased awareness of unnecessary packaging, and a cautious approach to the use and re-use of materials are all advantages of recycling, therefore, the use of green bins.

There are different types of bins for different purposes. The green bins are for garden waste and food waste, the blue bins are for recycling, and the gray bins are for anything that goes to the dump. When anything is buried in a landfill, it is permanently buried there. We waste valuable resources that may have been put to better use.

A green bin is a big, moveable, rigid plastic or metal container that holds biodegradable waste or compostable items to keep waste out of landfills. Green bins are also utilized to contain unsorted municipal solid refuse in some local regions.

What item goes into the green bin?

fragments of cooked items and raw fruits and vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds, tea bags, baked products like crackers and bread, dairy items like moldy cheese, meat, fish, bones, and that greasy pizza, spoilt foods as well.

Other objects that can be thrown away in the green bin include: Tissues, paper towels, and napkins (if soiled with chemicals such as cleaning products, place in the green Bin)
filters
Paper plates and takeaway containers that have been contaminated with food (not waxed or plastic-coated)
Bags made of paper (e.g. from flour, sugar)
Pizza boxes that have been stained by food
Muffin cups made of paper (not waxed or parchment)
Plants in the house, including soil
Pet feces
Diapers
Hygiene products for women

It’s simple to keep the green bin clean: don’t throw plastic or plastic bags in it. To keep your green bin clean, wrap food waste in newspaper or place it inside an empty carton or box. All materials that are placed in the green bin can be composted as long as they are organic and biodegradable. Compost is organic materials that have decomposed and are utilized as a fertilizer for plants.

Green Bin collects and processes organic waste into material that can be used to make nutrient-rich compost that can be utilized to feed and replenish the soil, keeping waste out of
landfills.

You are making a tremendous difference by just placing food waste in the green bin instead of the general waste bin. Composting is done with this decayed food and garden waste from the green bin. Composting uses oxygen to break down food and garden waste, preventing the emission of greenhouse gases and producing valuable materials such as compost and mulch.

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