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3 Easy Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in 2018 

It might be the end of January but that doesn’t mean we’re done thinking about the year ahead. One way we can all improve the world and feel better about the world in 2018 is by taking care of our planet. So in this week’s blog, we’re sharing three easy ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.  

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1) Be proactive and commit to recycling 

While most of us know the difference recycling can make, there’s still a lot more we can be doing to reduce waste. To do this effectively, we need to be educated. Make sure to research the different types of recyclable items your local council accepts. Also, check in your local council by phone or on their website to see if you’re recycling the most you can each fortnight.  

2) Embrace the op shop 

What’s better than discovering a hidden gem for only $2? That’s what op shops offer. And this year, we’re urging everyone to get on board! Not only will your wallet thank you, but the environment will, too. So what are you waiting for? Come on – and get thrifting. 

3) Use sustainable shopping bags 

We’ve all been there. We get to the checkout at the grocery store and realise we’ve left our resuable bags at home. While there’s no use beating ourselves up in these situations, try to make a conscious effort this year to use sustainable shopping bags. Plastic bags are made from petrochemicals which pollute the environment. So say no to plastic bags and embrace the sustainable option in 2018. 

 

Another great way you can help our planet is by recycling scrap metal. At Metal Men Recycling, we collect scrap metal for cash. To learn more, please call us on 03 5941 667.