15 Sep Your Ultimate Recycling Guide
Today is National Recycle Day and we are all encouraged to make a difference by recycling our waste!
Ever wondered how much waste you produce? Probably more than you think!
The Department of Environmental Affairs estimated our current waste generation per capita (and it’s not pretty):
- Low income= 0.41kg/per person/day or (0.41kgx365 days)=149.65kg/person/year
- Middle income=0.74kg/per person/day or (0.74kgx 365days) = 270.1kg/person/year
- High income= 1.29kg/person/day or (1.29kgx365days) = 470.85kg/person/year
It’s astonishing when you look at the numbers above. We produce A LOT of waste every year!
If the only step you and I take towards a greener life is recycling, and every single one of us in SA start recycling, can you imagine what a difference that would make?
Sorting and dropping off waste at a facility is not the only way to recycle. Repurposing items and tackling creative DIY projects using waste are amongst your recycling options. Here are some awesome ideas for you to try!
Not sure what you can recycle? Our guide below will help you!