One of the common household items we can recycle is PET plastic water bottles. Start by verifying the plastic type by looking at the bottom of the bottle for a recycling symbol with a number “1” inside and follow the 3 steps below:
- Pour out any remaining liquid. If the liquid is not water, give the bottle a quick rinse.
- Compress the bottle to save space for collecting and transporting.
- Cap the bottle so it would remain compressed and the cap will not fall and leak into the environment.
If you feel like removing the label, you can simply discard it in the general waste bin.
Lastly, please avoid using colored bottles as they often do not get recycled. Similar to the preference of recycled white office paper over colored ones, the market has little demand for colored recycled PET bottles.
Yes, you can recycle UHT boxes by following the 4 steps below to get started.
- Tear the corner of the carton
- Pour out any remaining liquid and give it a quick rinse.
- Fold the carton so it is flat and leave it to dry
- Pack multiple cartons together for recycling
Please note that a quick rinse will help prevent pests such as ants and cockroaches from getting to the cartons for leftover liquid. Moreover, it’ll prevent the rotting of remaining milk or other liquid. The rotting smell can remain on the upcycled product made from cartons that were not rinsed out properly.
Once you have collected enough recyclable waste don’t forget to send because you can earn chances to win gold or other lucky draw prizes every month!