It’s National Recycling Week! It will probably not surprise you to learn that No Award has a lot of feelings about recycling. (NO, COFFEE CUPS AREN’T RECYCLABLE OKAY)
things no award yells when putting their recycling in the communal recycling bins
DON’T PUT YOUR RECYCLING IN PLASTIC BAGS
UGH BISCUIT TRAYS AREN’T RECYCLABLE (plastic recycling test: how easy is it to crush the plastic? if it’s mostly difficult, you can recycle it. a plastic bottle, even a really light mt franklin one, is recyclable. a tim tam tray is not recyclable) (ETA it turns out some councils can recycle this! as always pls check your local council deets)
DON’T LEAVE PIZZA CRUSTS IN THE PIZZA BOX (Side note: tear your pizza box in half, removing the lid. recycle the lid. The base, covered as it is in oil and food grease and maybe cow product, is no longer recyclable due to its food to paper ratio)
NAPPIES. NAPPIES DO NOT BELONG IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN.
THESE PACKAGING BALLS ARE DEFS NOT RECYCLABLE
OH GLOB, DEFS NOT ELECTRONICS COME ON
(this includes batteries)
(contact your local council to find out your next electronics recycling date)
(you might be able to drop your batteries at your local library)
TAKE THE LIDS OFF THE BLOODY BOTTLES
FLATTEN BOXES SO WE CAN FIT MORE SHIT IN COME ON
SAY NO TO PRINGLES
coffee cups aren’t recyclable D: D: they have a plastic or wax inner coating and a cardboard outer coating. biodegradable coffee cups are just cups that break down faster in landfill. (compostable coffee cups are only compostable in commercial compost bins, not home compost bins)
WHY CAN’T YOU JUST BUY A KEEP CUP COME ON
YES LIDS ARE RECYCLABLE
UGH you don’t have to wash them, just scrape out that extra food!
(Steph will admit to sometimes being too lazy to scrape, and so instead of contaminating a whole recycling load she just throws the jar in the waste bin)
I DON’T CARE IF YOU BROKE YOUR MIRROR, IT DOESN’T GO IN THE RECYCLING BIN
Goon boxes: recycle
Goon bags: please check with your local council
Okay, actually, Steph has to stop yelling. PLEASE ASK ME YOUR RECYCLING QUESTIONS. Wait, now I’m stopping yelling.
Thanks to Planet Ark for this EXCELLENT infographic.
Anyway, Steph loves talking about waste and recycling.