Recycling tips for students
5 Easy ideas for students to recycle
The average student produces 1.5 tonnes of rubbish during a three year degree course, that’s a lot of waste. A large proportion of this can be recycled; we’ve put together a check list to help you get started:
- It is likely that your new town has a different recycling system to that of your mum and dad’s house. Find out from your landlord (University or private rental) what the recycling system is and make sure you start recycling as soon as you move in. If you’re not sure, why don’t you just drop your council a tweet or give them a call to find out.
- Make sure all your house mates are aware of what can/cannot be recycled. Ask your local council for a list and put this on the wall in your communal kitchen. Don’t forget you need to separate rubbish out from your bedroom bins to ensure all that can, does get recycled.
- Save some money by sourcing the things you might need for your new student accommodation for free from website such as freecycle, freegle and Gumtree. Charity shops are also a good source of clothing, furniture and other household items.
- Cut down on food waste and costs and take it in turns with your housemates to cook. Look on the Love Food Hate Waste website for fab ideas and top tips on cooking cheaper meals – there’s even a student area with loads of hints and tips.
- Alcohol bottles and cans and bean cans can all be recycled, place in your recycling bags or boxes once discarded!
18-24 year olds are the worst recyclers, don’t be part of this statistic and use your recycling service!
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