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How Can We Improve Recycling?
We’re always talking about how important it is to recycle. But sometimes we might find it difficult to incorporate this practice into our daily lives.

That’s why we thought of 5 great ways we can improve our recycling practices to make our lives that much easier…
 
1. Know what you can and can't recycle and reuse where possible
 
Read up on the recycling rules to make sure you don't send anything in that can't be processed. Try to follow local guidelines as best you can. Make the most of everyday items by reusing them as much as possible. Plastic bags are a prime example of things that can be used a number of times before getting thrown away.
 
2. Buy recycled
 
Support eco-friendly companies by buying products made from recycled material. This could be anything from pencils and paper to wallets and clothing! The essence of recycling is the cyclical movement of materials through the system, eliminating waste and the necessity to extract more materials.
 
Supporting recycling means feeding this loop by not only recycling, but also supporting recycled products. Nowadays we can now find high recycled content in everything from printer paper to office chairs.
 
3. Get crafty or encourage an artist
 
Remember, you can get your creativity on by re-purposing your recycled materials! If you’re artistic you probably already know that there are various ways to reuse jars, tubs and paper. There are quite a few crafts that include recycled materials like old newspapers or magazines, used jars, tin cans and plastic containers.
 
You can even use these items to help your children with a school project. Alternatively, if you know someone interested in making art from recycled materials, offer to provide supplies. Many school children need items like paper towel tubes for art projects. Even older artists will find use in what you think is useless.
 
4. Recycle your greenery
 
Why not start a compost? All your biodegradable food garbage – from egg shells to banana peels – which fall under the category of biological nutrients, and make for great planting. Biological nutrients are those that, at the end of their useful life, can safely and readily decompose and return to the soil. If you don't have a garden yourself, find neighbours or a local garden that can make use of your soil.
 
5. Recycle your batteries
 
When disposed of incorrectly, used batteries can seriously damage the environment because they’re full of toxic materials which are terrible for the environment. Harmful substances such as heavy metals, can be released and will contaminate the soil, underground or surface waters.
 
By means of the recycling of metal substances contained in batteries, significant saving in material and energy consumption can be achieved. Luckily you can use our BATREE scheme.
 
All you need to do is simply drop off your used batteries for recycling in the hundreds of BATREE recycling bins found at leading supermarkets, stationeries, schools and local councils across Malta and Gozo. It’s also worth noting that disposal of batteries in the black bag may incur a fine. So, if disposed of properly, you’re not only helping the environment but avoiding a monetary penalty!
 
As you might have realised by now, recycling isn’t about hassling but planning to include it into your daily lifestyle. Once it’s applied, it almost becomes second nature.

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