Separate trash: what, why, and how?
What is waste separating?
When you separate your waste, this means that the different types of waste do not end up in the rubbish bin. In this way, you put plastic waste in a plastic bag, waste is put into the green bin and you throw the remaining waste into the residual waste bin. You ensure that the types of waste that you separate come together.
Which waste bins are suitable for waste separation?
Nice to separate that waste, but how do you handle that at home? There is actually a simple solution, namely the purchase of a separate waste bin. This is a trash bin consisting of several compartments. In this way you collect residual waste in one bucket and in the other bucket you can buy plastic, plastic or paper. There is a large diversity of waste bins where you can separate different types of waste. There are duo waste bins that consist of two compartments. But there are also trio trash cans. These bins have 3 compartments, this separates multiple types of waste. This way you contribute to a better environment.
Why is waste separation important?
Separating waste is important because it is better for the environment and because it is processed in the right way. The separation of waste ensures that recyclable materials are reused when making new products. This is also called recycling. New packaging or crates are made from plastic, new paper is made from waste paper and biogas is made from organic waste. In addition, there is also an option to reuse certain items. For example, bring old furniture to the cycle and put clothing in a container for the Salvation Army.
What benefits does waste have?
Waste separation ensures
- Less combustion of residual waste
- Less CO2 emissions
- A positive influence on the greenhouse effect
- Saving raw materials
- Saving money
Separating waste therefore reduces the incineration of residual waste. This reduces CO2 emissions, which in turn has a positive effect on the greenhouse effect. In addition, you save on raw materials because there is reuse and recycling. For example, fewer trees are cut for paper, less petroleum is needed to produce plastic and we need fewer (rare) metals for making tin and appliances.
If you separate your waste, you save money. The following applies: the less residual waste you offer, the more money you save. You pay for the gray containers along the road and for the insertion of waste into an underground container. All waste that you further divide, such as plastic, paper, kitchen waste, glass and textiles, is free.
How do I separate my trash?
If you want more information about the different types of waste that are available and how you separate them, check out the article below.