Make recycling your New Year’s resolution

Rebecca Wilson, passionate about recycling across South Yorkshire
Rebecca Wilson
10 Jan 2020

A new year marks the start of our New Year’s resolution. Have you ever thought about making recycling your New Year’s resolution?

Plastic waste storage in a kitchen,

It’s much easier than you may think and it will make a huge difference.


Recycling is easy and requires minimal effort if we create a recycling system in our homes.


Now that we have got you thinking about it, you may be wondering where to start with things like, How to recycle plastic at home or How can I waste less? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered!


Keep a bag or a space in your kitchen for recycling items, this saves storing items on your sides which doesn’t always look appealing.


We can also keep a bag in our bathrooms or bedrooms to recycle other household items such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and bubble bath bottles.


Instead of buying plastic water bottles, why not carry a reusable bottle? This is a great way to cut down on plastic use and save money. If 10% of Brits refilled once a week, we would save around 340 million plastic bottles a year.


Similar to the above, consider carrying a reusable coffee cup, some coffee shops even offer a small discount if you use your own cup.


Why not challenge yourself by committing to taking your lunch and snacks in reusable containers? Not only will you reduce your plastic waste but save money by not buying lunch.


Reuse your household items, glass jars or plastic bottles make brilliant storage jars for coffee, sugar, tea, pasta – pretty much anything.


If you are ever unsure about what you can recycle, check your local council’s website for full details.


What do you think of our recycle examples and do you have any tips or resolutions to share? We’d love to hear from you, get in touch using the links below by tagging us or using #SYrecycles



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