What can you actually recycle?

Every household can do its bit for the environment – all you have to do is follow some, or even all, of these simple recycling tips courtesy of Do The Right Thing!

  • Ensure that you recycle as much as possible – your paper, cardboard, plastics, cans, milk and juice cartons, glass containers – everything!
  • Take care not to put non-recyclable items in the recycling bin
  • Collect your food scraps and use them as fertiliser for your garden
  • Correctly dispose of any large electronic goods through your local council or private recycling companies
  • Dispose of smaller electronic equipment through local retailers that manage the recycling of those products
  • Whatever you do – don’t put your recycling into a plastic bag… it kind of defeats the purpose.


Every little contribution makes a difference – Did you know that recycling just a ton of paper is equivalent to saving twelve trees! And recycling a single aluminium can conserves the same amount of energy as would be used to keep a television on for three hours?!

Get some environmentally friendly habits going in your own household, and the planet will thank you.

2 Responses to “What can you actually recycle?”

  1. August 23, 2015 at 6:21 pm, Chris Daley said:

    Did you know that Coles supermarkets are recycling plastic bags and other non recyclable plastics? Perhaps this should be advertised/acknowledged more widely

  2. October 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm, Zhong Luke Liu said:

    Plastics are made from non-renewable natural resources such as crude oil, gas and coal. Plastic bags will never be recycled even they are reused as bin bags. We really need to stop using plastic shopping bags! watch this video for more information http://wp.me/p6GHMp-1M