6 waste separation and recycling tips

At Brabantia we are always keen to explore opportunities for greener and more sustainable ways of living. It’s really not so hard to change the way we all do things to take better care of our environment.  Are you recycling as much as you could be?

1. Know what to recycle

Visit your local recycling centre to find out what materials they accept for recycling, and then set up your bins accordingly. Examples of recyclable materials are paper, glass, plastics, electronics, metals and batteries.

2. Organize your bins

Choose an organizing system that suits you best. A waste bin with two plastic inner buckets is a functional and easy waste separate solution. But if it suits you better, why not place individual waste bins next to each other and separate waste your own way? Or go for bucket-like bins to easily sort & transport waste.

3. Choose plastic

Use plastic bags or totes to store materials for recycling. Paper bags can leak and rip easily. Try to use smaller containers, which are easier to lift when full.

4. Label the bins

Clearly label your recycling bins so that you separate waste correctly.

5. Get a ‘no junk’ sticker

Put a ‘no junk mail’ sticker on your letter box – you’ll reduce your paper waste dramatically.

6. Go for recyclable bins

Not only the way you handle waste can be harmful for the environment, but you can also choose your waste bins consciously. At Brabantia we care about the impact our products have on people and the planet. Therefore, we design recyclability into all our products.