Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – it’s a phrase we hear as early as Elementary School. More than a phrase, it’s a way to make sure that each person does their part to create less waste and help the environment. Most people will admit that they could be doing more to recycle. If you’re someone that wants to do more to help the environment, start with these tips:
Pre-cycle When You Shop
Often, the biggest concern about what we buy is the product itself – and that’s understandable. But don’t forget to consider the packaging! Once in a while, opt for items that come in packages that are made of previously recycled materials, and/or that you can recycle when you’re done with them.
More than Just Newspapers and Cardboard
Nowadays, many types of material can be recycled. So, sure – still recycle the tried and true items, but make sure that you are recycling all eligible items by refreshing your knowledge of what is recyclable in the Boston area.
Get Items Ready for Recycling
Before you toss items into your recycling bin, use these tips to save on space and correctly process your recyclables:
- Rinse out any items that held food or drink.
- Remove both ends of aluminum and steel cans and crush.
- Remove all packing materials from cardboard boxes and crush.
- Keep cardboard dry and free from food waste.
- Don’t recycle tissues, waxed paper, or carbon paper with other papers.
- Ensure plastics are labeled with the Recycle symbol that is accompanied by a number 1-7.
How We Can Help
If you want to start doing more to reduce your waste, Vargas and Vargas Insurance agent about going paperless. Most insurance providers have a paperless billing option, and it may even reduce your premium on certain products – like home insurance and auto insurance. Call 617-298-0655 to ask if you can lower your insurance bill and help save paper!