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The guide that tells you how to recycle – plastic and metal

19 December 2016

Find out the best way to reduce waste and become green

Our guide on waste recycling goes on. Our commitment to spread ecosustainability does not stop! After the article on paper recycling today the topic is how to dispose of plastic and metal. Waste production is steadily increasing and it has to be managed in a way that respects the environment, reduces disposal costs and encourages people to recycle as much as possible.

Plastic and metal have both wide possibilities to be recycled. Polyester is obtained from the plastic and it is used to make fleece fabrics, optical fibers and many other products. Fabrics made of recycled plastic are largely used in the world of eco fashion thanks to ecosustainable capsule collections that are spreading more and more. Among metals, aluminum is the most recycled and it is used to made, for example, furniture or profiles for doors and windows.

What can we put in the plastic and metal bin? The detailed list is written down: bottles, plastic jars, bags, empty blisters of disposable contact lens or tablets, cans, trays and aluminum paper, metal tins for food, plastic and metal caps, spray bombs with non-toxic and non-inflammable label, polystyrene trays and bars, plastic and metal dress-hangers.

What is it forbidden to put in the plastic and metal bin? Here is the answer: disposable dishes, glasses and plastic cutlery, tetrapack, toys, electrical fittings, CD, DVD, pre-recorded cassettes, VHS and their cases, ceramic and porcelain, bulbs and neon lamps, spray bombs with toxic and inflammable label, jars or cans which have contained dangerous chemical products such as paints, solvents, engine oils, gasolines.

Also when we dispose of plastic and metal waste we need to respect some precautions before confering it in the proper bin as we wrote about paper in the previous article. It is advised to empty and rinse bottles and containers and press them to reduce their volume. It is important that objects do not have any residues of organic waste or dangerous substances. Everyone can give his own contribution to reduce waste with simple eco-friendly daily actions.