Hi, I’m Monty!
I come from a planet where we don’t recycle plastics – you should see the mess!
So I’m learning from the experts here on Earth on what I should be doing.
Come on, you can help me find out more.
Let’s start in the KITCHEN.
When it comes to throwing things away, the only tips we want to see are some TOP TIPS to help us make sure our kitchen waste isn’t… well, wasted!
You can recycle the plastic trays that meats (raw and cooked), fruits and vegetables come in.
Just make sure they’re clean before they go in your recycling bin.
But watch out, thin plastic lids will need to go into your general waste bin or be taken to a supermarket that collects plastic bags and wrappings.Embed from Getty Images
2. BREADY STEADY GO!
Plastic bread wrappers can be recycled but not at home.
Some supermarkets collect plastic bags and wrappings for recycling in store.
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3. JUST DESSERTS
Plastic pots, like for yoghurt and cream, can be recycled once clean, along with any hard plastic lids.
Just remember to put the lid back on before it goes into the recycling bin.
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4. DRINK UP!
Clean plastic bottles can be recycled, along with their lids.
The recycling process doesn’t like space, so give your bottles a squish before you put the lid back on, and you can fit more bottles in your recycling bin!Embed from Getty Images
5. SPREAD THE LOVE
Plastic margarine and butter tubs can be recycled once they’re clean and with their lids clicked on.Embed from Getty Images
Tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, barbeque sauce.
They’re all great for a barbeque and great for recycling too!
Give them a rinse and screw the caps back on and you’re sizzling!Embed from Getty Images
7. CLEAN AND DRY
Whatever you’re recycling, always make sure the packet, bottle or container is clean with no residue, and that it’s nice and dry before you put it into the recycling bin.
And as always… don’t forget the lids – they might get left out if they’re put into the recycling on their own!Embed from Getty Images
8. A CLEAN SWEEP!
You might keep your kitchen spotless with cleaning products in spray bottles – these can be recycled along with plastic containers for washing up liquid, disinfectants and bleach.
They don’t need to be rinsed as the products inside can be harmful to skin – but make sure you’ve used every last drop before putting them into the recycling bin.Embed from Getty Images
9. PACKET IN!
Pouches, like baby food and pet food, are great… but not for recycling at home.
Pop them to your local supermarket collection.Embed from Getty Images
10. REMEMBER THE RECYCLING RULES!
Always recycle your plastics clean and dry with no residue left inside or on the surfaces.
When you recycle plastic drink bottles, sauce bottles or plastic pots – or anything with a hard plastic lid, make sure the caps and lids are screwed or placed back on as otherwise they might get lost in the recycling process – and no one likes being left out!Embed from Getty Images
Out of this world! Why don’t you have a look around your kitchen and check that your family is on the right road for recycling? You can find out more at Pledge 2 Recycle.
Learn more top tips by clicking here!