Guide to How to Separate or Recycle Trash at Home
Given the accumulation of garbage and its contamination on the environment, it is very important to separate solid waste generated at home . From the type of material and finally its process of collection, selection and recycling for a new product.
What is recycling?
Recycling is a process that begins with the separation of garbage in different containers with their colors and depending on the type of material; For a useful raw material and get a new product.
Thus, the main objectives of recycling are ; the saving of water, energy, conservation of natural resources, reduction of the amount of garbage, raw material and environmental pollution.
Main recycling strategy
It is the rule of the three ecological 3R erres: reduce the amount of garbage that is generated, reuse the materials or products to give it a new use before disposing of it and recycle the garbage for a new product from it.
( Read also: Promote the Culture of Recycling )
Main materials that cannot be recycled
- broken and flat glass
- used glasses
- aerosol sprays
- adhesive tapes
- fax paper
- tickets and charred
- plasticized papers
- toilet paper and paper napkins
- sanitary waste
- expanded polystyrene and those containing toxic substances
- paint or fuels
Recycling container colors
Therefore, recycling the garbage at home begins with the separation into containers and with their respective colors as follows:
Yellow container :
All metal containers (bottle caps, soda, others), Briks (milk, milkshakes, juices, others), plastic containers (bags, water bottle, soda, tubs and other wrappers).
Blue container :
All cardboard packaging (boxes, frozen products, egg cups, etc.) and all types of paper.
Green container :
Glass containers and never (fluorescent tubes, traces of dishes, light bulbs and broken glass).
Brown or orange container :
The biodegradable waste (food scraps, vegetables, tea, coffee, etc.) and organic waste (soiled cardboard, vegetables, others.)
Gray container :
Those residues that are not containers , (crockery, broken toys, diapers, glasses and others).
Hazardous wastes and those that cannot be deposited in the above (electronic devices, paints, vehicle or food oil, appliances, insecticides and others).
Definitely, plastic, metallic and briks containers are always placed in the yellow container , cardboard and paper in the blue , the glass containers in the green , biodegradable waste and organic waste in the brown , other waste in the gray and the waste Dangerous to the clean point .
( Also read: Plastic Pollution )
Finally, once the garbage has been separated in their respective containers from home , it is up to the authorities to collect and transport it for a separation plant that classifies the materials , for their final valuation of recycling and finally obtaining new products.
In summary, to recycle culture, education and individual commitment is important , hence the importance of knowing the main materials that cannot be recycled and those that, if they can be separated such as paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, hazardous materials, organic, and other materials.