Waste & Recycling

Waste & Recycling

Can You Recycle Egg Cartons? - How to Correctly Dispose of Egg Cartons
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·24·21
As we become more conscious of living an eco-friendly lifestyle, we can't help but ask - are egg cartons recyclable? In this article we look at how to recycle them and suggest creative ways you can reuse your egg cartons.
Can You Recycle Plant Pots?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·10·21
If you are a gardener or simply a plant lover who loves buying plants, you will most likely have a collection of plant pots or containers lying around. While plants are beneficial to the environment, most plants come in plastic pots harmful to the environment. So what happens when you need to dispose of these […]
Plastic Water Bottles - Environmental Impacts
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·01·21
Water is as essential to humans as air. Having clean drinkable water available at all times, wherever we are, is vital. For this reason, the most used container is the plastic bottle. The world buys a million plastic bottles every minute. People who do not have drinkable water running in their home pipes often turn […]
Multiple countries and actors call for a global agreement in the lead up to Ministerial Conference on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution
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BY Selva Ozelli ·
07·28·21
This month is  Plastic Free July which is celebrated across the globe.  It encourages millions of people to be part of the solution to the single-use plastic waste problem at home, work, school, and even at restaurants. So, we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.    The global coronavirus pandemic heightened the plastic pollution […]
What to do with old pillows?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·25·21
Pillows provide that extra comfort that makes sleeping in bed and sitting on the couch more enjoyable. They help prevent joint pain and stiffness caused by lying or sitting in one position for a long time. Pillows are great, but they don't last forever. So if you’re wondering what to do with those used pillows […]
Is Silicone Recyclable? How to Correctly Recycle Unwanted Silicone
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·19·21
People now advocate for the use of more eco-friendly materials for products. Silicone is often regarded as a healthier and more environmentally-friendly item for household and food packaging products. However, is silicone recyclable when it hits the end of its lifespan?
Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable? - How to Recycle Foil Correctly
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·17·21
nscious consumers are asking is, “is aluminum foil recyclable?” The short answer is yes; you can recycle aluminum foil. However, the how is not quite as straightforward, and in this article, we’ll answer this question in more detail to address your concerns. 
Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable? - How to Dispose of Bubblewrap
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·13·21
Perhaps the most enjoyable part of unwrapping packages is getting to pop the air bubbles in the plastic bubble wrap. Bubble wrap has helped to prevent untold damages to fragile goods since it was invented. There is no doubt about its usefulness, but as someone who is eco-conscious, you’re likely still left with the question […]
Alternatives to Wet Wipes - 12 Best Plastic Free and Biodegradable Wipes
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·09·21
Every time we flush wet wipes that contain plastics they slowly release microplastics and toxins into the waterways and land. Furthermore, there’s also a major challenge of wipes blocking sewage systems. Due to this growing concern, there’s a need to consider plastic-free alternatives to wet wipes. Here's 12 best alternatives to wet wipes.
Is Polystyrene Recyclable? - How to Dispose of Polystyrene.
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·09·21
Polystyrene use will rival the popularity of plastic bags. Almost all manufacturers use it one way or the other. From electronics to packaging and building insulation, this versatile material does everything from keeping our deliveries from breaking to keeping us warm. The product is widely consumed, and we should all be concerned about its environmental […]
Are Tea Bags Compostable, And Do They Go In The Food Waste Bin?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·29·21
Many manufacturers have come under scrutiny for using plastics in their tea bags. Some of them use a plastic polymer called polypropylene in tea bags, ensuring the paper tea bags are heat-sealed and stronger when wet. But, apart from this, many tea bags are largely plastic material. This raises the question of whether it’s safe […]
#Maskuary Campaign Art Shows Debut at the London Climate Action Week
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BY Selva Ozelli ·
06·07·21
The unforeseen occurrence of the global covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the use of unmanageable levels of biomedical plastic protective equipment (PPE) which have played significant roles in protecting people during the COVID-19 pandemic at a great cost to the environment. The widespread use of single-use PPE created a massive disruption in the supply chain […]
20 Recycling Tips for Effective Recycling at Home
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·06·21
With recycling, you can do your bit in reducing pollution, climate change, and waste almost effortlessly. Perhaps the best thing when you follow our recycling tips below is that you can make the most of your local facilities, helping guarantee maximum recycling of your waste.
Carry a Reusable Coffee Cup
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·21
If you’re an avid coffee drinker, the chances are that you need your morning boost daily. Our coffee fix often entails taking a trip to the coffee shop. Unfortunately, single-use coffee cups are no fix for the environment. Whether it’s the paper cups for a hot drink or the plastic for an iced beverage, they […]
18 Things That Can't Be Recycled and Why
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05·26·21
For the new recycling enthusiast, you may not imagine that anything is unrecyclable. However, a number of everyday items make it onto the list of things that can’t be recycled. The major reason for this is that recyclers can’t make new materials out of them. Or sometimes the item is too difficult to recycle and […]
What Not to Compost? (and What You Can)
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·17·21
With the right resources and materials, composting at home has become a straightforward process. Compost is an important ingredient that you can add to the soil to aid plant growth, helping your plants and garden to flourish. Below we cover what you can and what not to compost. Waste such as food scraps and yard […]
Recycling; the good, the bad, and the ugly
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BY Sam Colyer ·
03·26·21
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, ideas, and inspiration from across the world, demonstrating how real action can accomplish a positive social impact. This time we’re talking about recycling; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s talk trash It’s worth kicking off with some recycling facts from around the world. We love a good […]
20 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Waste (at home)
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·19·21
Plastic bottles and bags are usually single-use items; people use and dispose of them without little or no thought of recycling. Plastics are rapidly expanding as a section of municipal solid waste. It is a fact that plastic is not great for the environment; therefore, reducing how much plastic we consume is necessary. In this […]
Amplified Medical Waste in the Times of Corona
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BY Selva Ozelli ·
02·19·21
While protecting lives and recovery of livelihoods are at the core of national and local policies and actions, proper management of waste stemming from this pandemic – such as the use of single-use disposable medical masks, gloves, containers-- is an essential civic service to minimize possible secondary impacts upon health and the environment.
Why is it Important to Recycle? Reasons to Recycle Plastic, Metal & More
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
11·13·20
Take a closer look at your trash can. Is everything in there really waste? It is most likely that you could still use much of what goes in your trash for purposes other than what you acquired them for. We can renew the life of some materials by recycling them. Recycling means converting waste into […]
Biodegradable vs. Compostable
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
10·31·20
As we move towards a more environmentally aware society, we keep making efforts to introduce more eco-friendly products into the mainstream. One important factor we consider before classifying a product as eco-friendly is its material composition. When trying to understand biodegradable vs compostable - what's the difference?
Steps Towards Tackling Waste
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BY Sam Colyer ·
10·30·20
#TRVSTLOVES curates news, ideas and inspiration from across the world which demonstrate how real action can accomplish positive social impact. This time we’re taking a look at recent news around waste initiatives and startups looking to tackle the problem.
Recycling Plastic Waste into Ecoboats for Fishermen
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BY Ismael Essome Ebone ·
10·10·20
Describe Ecoboats for Fishermen - what makes your project unique? Madiba & Nature has launched its program to involve fishermen in the sustainable management of coastal fisheries through community mobilization around the recycling of marine plastic waste since 2017. The organization focuses its program around three major projects in order to have a significant impact […]
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