We love our planet and we love nature, so we also love to recycle. But we often find ourselves in doubt about some waste, and we often make mistakes in sorting that we are not even aware of.
In the 28 EU member states, we consume as many as 46 billion bottles a year.
The first rule to remember is not to crush the bottles into balls, but to flatten them. A sorting machine will make it easier to recognize a flattened bottle. Can we discard the bottle along with the label? Yes – if the label is made of plastic, it can be discarded together with the bottle in a container intended for packaging. However, if the label is made of paper, it must be removed before discarding the bottle.
Washing of packaging
Surely you have ever wondered if plastic, aluminum and glass packaging should be washed before you take it to the trash. The packaging does not need to be washed. It is only important to remove organic matter by rinsing the packaging under running water. They will be additionally washed in the sorting and recycling process.
Can we throw dirty handkerchiefs and paper towels in the bio-waste? Yes! Napkins and napkins, toilet paper, paper towels and handkerchiefs are biodegradable. They can be disposed of as bio-waste, even if they have printed samples. However, they do not belong to biological waste if they have been used for cleaning and contain detergents or cleaners. What about bills? These are made of special, thermal paper that responds to heat. Due to their special composition, they do not belong in a paper container. Also pay attention to tea and coffee bags. They are made from cellulose, which is as biodegradable as the tea and coffee they contain, and are therefore bio-waste.
Diapers, plastic accessories and hangers
To make diapers waterproof, they are made of materials that contain petroleum products. These materials are not biodegradable, so diapers are not bio-waste. It is also interesting with disposable utensils – glasses and plates belong to the packaging, while the utensils are not considered packaging, so we dispose of it among the remaining waste. Clothes hangers can also be disposed of in a packaging container without having to separate metal from plastic parts.
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