It can be hard to know what to do with plastic waste. It’s everywhere, but it’s not always easy to recycle it. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to reuse or repurpose old plastic containers and bags so you don’t have to throw them away!
Recycle your plastic containers.
Plastic containers can be recycled. Look for the triangle with the number 1, 2 or 5 on it. Recycle your plastic containers by putting them in the blue bin.
If you have any other questions about recycling at home, please visit www.ottawa.ca/recycle or call 3-1-1 (311).
Turn old plastic containers into something useful.
When you’re done with your plastic containers, don’t just throw them out! There are many ways to reuse old plastic containers for storage, crafts and more.
- Use them as food storage containers in the kitchen. You can store leftovers or fresh produce in these. They’re also great for keeping dry goods like sugar or flour from getting contaminated by moisture. If you have kids who like to play with their food (or pets who do), this might be a good option for them!
- Make small items like buttons or beads into jewelry by storing them inside of plastic containers that have lids on top of each other–it’ll keep all those tiny pieces together so no one loses anything important during cleanup time later down the road when everyone’s ready to get back outside again after lunch break is over;)
Another idea would be using some old Tupperware™ containers: …
Hazardous waste is waste that can cause environmental or health problems if not disposed of properly. In this guide, we’ll go over the different types of hazardous waste and how to manage them safely.
Identify the different types of hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste is a broad category, and can include anything from medicines to leftover paint. Common examples include:
- Paint thinners and solvents
- Used motor oil (from cars, trucks, lawn mowers)
- Antifreeze/coolant from car radiators or air conditioners
If you’re not sure if something is considered hazardous waste or not, check out the EPA website for more information on how to identify various types of hazardous materials. Once you’ve identified what type(s) of hazardous material needs disposal, follow these steps:
- If possible try to reuse or recycle them first–this helps prevent their release into landfills where they could contaminate groundwater supplies or harm wildlife who come into contact with them while scavenging through trash bins looking for food scraps left behind by humans who threw away perfectly good food instead of composting it! If there aren’t any other options available then proceed directly onto step 2 below…
Manage and dispose of hazardous waste safely.
- Keep hazardous waste in a separate container.
- Keep hazardous waste in a secure area, such as a locked cabinet or room, and out of the reach of children and pets.
- Never put hazardous materials down the toilet or drain, even if it says “flushable.” The chemicals in many products will not break down quickly enough to
The world of recycling is changing. While you may not have heard of some of these innovations, they’re changing the way we think about plastic and how we can save it from the landfill.
- Plastic bags are made from recycled plastic.
- Plastic bags are used for a variety of purposes, including lining trash cans and carrying things around in your purse.
- Plastic bags are made from a variety of different types of plastic, including PET, HDPE and LDPE to name just a few!
- Recycled bottles and jars are often used as the raw materials for making new plastic bags!
Recycled plastic shoes
Recycled plastic shoes are a great way to add a little style to your wardrobe while helping the environment. These shoes are made from post-consumer plastics, including polypropylene and polyethylene; they’re durable, comfortable and stylish. The recycled plastic used in these shoes makes them waterproof as well!
Recycled plastic lumber
Recycled plastic lumber is a great alternative to wood. Why? It’s more durable than wood, it’s renewable, and it’s even stronger than wood!
Plastic lumber has a lot of advantages over traditional building materials: it’s resistant to decay, so you don’t have to worry about termites eating away at your house; it doesn’t need any special treatment before use; and since it comes from recycled plastic bottles (which are made from oil), the material itself is more sustainable than natural resources like trees.
Repurposed plastic bottles and jars
- Bottles and jars are a great source of
In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with paper. Whether it’s a receipt after a trip to the grocery store or a piece of junk mail in our mailbox, paper is pervasive. And while this may be convenient for many people, it can also have negative effects on the environment. Because so much of our waste gets recycled into new products, reducing the amount of paper you use can help cut down on pollution and save trees. So how do you reduce your own consumption? Read on!
Reduce paper use
The first step to reducing the amount of paper you use is to make a plan. A good place to start is by making a list of all the tasks that require printed materials, and then identifying ways that you could reduce or eliminate printing for each one. For example:
- Could you send an email instead of printing out an agenda?
- Could you use online tools like Google Docs instead of printing out meeting notes and distributing them in hard copy?
- Can someone else take on responsibility for generating these documents (for example, getting sign-off from others before sending them out)? If so, ask if they would be willing to do so electronically rather than printing them out themselves.
Buy recycled products
Reclaiming paper is a practice that dates back to the 19th century. It involves collecting used paper and turning it into new products, such as tissue, toilet paper and food packaging.
Today, many companies offer recycled products but …
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