Recycling might not always be the most glamorous topic but there’s more to this trash disposal method than meets the eye. For example, do you know exactly what goes in your recycling bin?

Your first answer might be plastic but one of the most notorious plastic products, the plastic bag, doesn’t belong in the recycling bin at all. This little factoid is just the tip of the recycling pile. Here are 5 fun facts about recycling in Ade.

Here are 5 fun facts about recycling in South Adelaide

 1. Power to the People

When you put your papers in the right bin it might not seem like it has much affect but every person who recycles is actually having a massive impact on the environment. Figures from the City of Adelaide states that recycling just one tonne of paper saves 13 trees, 2.5 barrels of oil and more than 30,000 litres of water, among other things. With more than 4 million people living in Adelaide, the effect of effective recycling is actually monumental!

 

  1. High Rise Recycling

To combat this the local council has started a high rise recycling project. This project sees new recycling bins installed throughout the buildings as well as a range of educational materials. Never forget, knowledge is power.

 

  1. Which Bin is It Again?

One of the biggest obstacles for recycling might be putting your recycling in the right bin. Local councils have different shapes, colours and sizes for their recycling bins as well as different days to put your bin out. If you want to get it right on bin night you can access this handy website that lets you check out the rules for your local council.

 

  1. The Power of Glass

If you have a power outage at your Adelaide home then your glass of wine might be the answer. The wine isn’t so useful, but glass is the most recyclable material. Glass can be recycled indefinitely. By making glass from glass (rather than sand) you save a massive amount of energy. In fact, the energy saved from a single glass jar can power a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours!

 

  1. That Clever Little Symbol

You see it everywhere around Adelaide– in the shopping centre, on your favourite products and at recycling plants, but what does the recycling symbol mean? Well did you know that it is the internationally recognised symbol for recyclable materials? As well as that, the three arrows on the recycling symbol form an unending loop, representing the continuing potential for reuse that recyclable products have. Just like recycling itself, I’d say that’s a pretty clever idea.

 

Recycling is great and there is probably more to it than you thought. But contaminating your recyclables is just as dangerous as not recycling at all! If you have a large load of products that you can’t recycle you might need a skip bin in south Adelaide.
If you want to keep Adelaide & South Adelaide clean the right way, contact the team at OZ Mini Bins for a free quote on great value skip bins. Call us on  06 8312 5242 today!