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Creative Ways to Recycle In 2020!

September 23, 2020

Earth day does not happen without Adelaide’s recycling efforts! It is a lifestyle you should adopt to reduce your carbon footprint. Integrating recycling into your daily activities is a great way to achieve that. You can try to reduce your waste. However, you can never eliminate it. You will still end up with some trash items you need to dispose of. Recycling will help you save these items from ending up in Adelaide landfills.


By recycling your trash, you will also contribute to a greener production process. Using recycled materials decreases the need for raw resources. The whole manufacturing process will also require less energy.


However, the question remains, how to integrate recycling into your daily life.


Here are some creative ideas that will encourage recycling within your Adelaide household and community:


Decorate Your Recycling Bins


Who said recycling must be boring? You do not have to collect your recyclables in dull bins. Some decorations can make the bins look more cheerful. You can also add images on them, to make the trash sorting process easier for kids. They will quickly know which items go into each recycling bin. Make sure to put your stylish recycling bins in easy to access areas in your Adelaide home.


The One Bag Challenge


What better way to encourage recycling within your Adelaide community, than by introducing a challenge? Get everybody you know, from family, friends, and co-workers, to compete against each other.


The one bag challenge sounds complicated, but it is quite simple. All you have to do is get your waste down to one bag per week. It is a fun way to help people reduce their trash. This challenge will also make you think twice, before throwing anything in the trash bin. More items will be sent to Adelaide recycling depots instead of landfills.


Organize a Litter Collection Competition


Keep the competitive mood going by organizing a recycling game. When you go out with your family, encourage your kids to collect all the bottles and cans they find on the ground. To make them more enthusiastic, tell them they will get ten cents for every bottle or can they collect. You can even take them with you to your Adelaide recycling depot to get the refunds themselves.


Take a Family Trip to the Recycling Depot


It is a fantastic way to teach children about recycling and get them more involved. They will understand better what happens to all the recyclables after they leave your Adelaide home. You can also let them get the cash refund for all the drinking containers they have collected. Then, they will feel rewarded for recycling. 



At Thorntons Recycling, we offer a state-of-the-art recycling facility within ten minutes of the Adelaide CBD. We pay cash for recyclable items, including bottles and cans. Our friendly staff will help you sort and count your materials to make your visit go as smoothly as possible.



Make recycling easier and more fun. Visit our Adelaide recycling depot today!




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