Recycling Single Use Plastics

Many single use plastics come into our homes in disguise!

Did you know that chip packets, lolly packets and even food sachets are actually made of plastic?

Some single use plastics

They don’t look like what we think plastic should look like. The chip packets look like aluminium foil. But they are plastic!

And, all these single use plastics can easily be recycled!! ??

All you have to do is rinse them out (so they don’t smell out the collection centre) and drop them into the Redcycle bins at Coles or Woolworths when you do your next shop!

I keep a soft plastics recycle bag near the front door, and drop in any single use plastics that come into my home. This includes the plastic bags used for the Blood and Bone I use in the garden!

When the bag is full, I take it to Coles. Redcycle do the rest! ??

And NO, I didn’t eat the chips and lollies from the photo ?? I picked these bags up when walking my dogs this morning (hence this post)! ??

Sadly, we are responsible for the Whiskers sachets ?? Even though it’s cat food, my dogs love it for breakfast! However, I feel a lot better now that I know that I can rinse and recycle the satchets instead of them going to landfill where they can sit for 1,000 years before breaking down!

So, while we are trying to cut down on the single use plastics, why not make sure that you recycle those plastics that do come in with your shopping?

Let me know what other items you recycle through the Redcycle bins? I am sure there are plenty of other plastics that we just don’t think to recycle ??

And, as a bonus, you can reduce the amount of rubbish in your council bins!

Here’s to living more sustainably ??

Your Edible Garden Guru ??

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