"We should or not wash packages before placing them in the recycling bin?”
If you answered " Of course not! When washing, we'd be wasting water unnecessarily" CONGRATULATIONS! It’s the correct answer!
It is not necessary towashpackages.They willpass throughseveral treatmentssince arriving at therecyclerandIndustryuntil they aretransformed intonew materials.In this way,washpackageswill be,on one handa water waste,very precious resource,andon the other handwasting timeandmoney,sincethe packagingwill sufferamongother processes,awashing processupon arrivalto therecycler.
Should only bedrainedofallitscontent andrinsed,ifappropriate,just to avoidunpleasant odourswhenstoredat home.
Thepackaging should beflatwhenever possible.In this way,in addition tooccupyless spaceat homeandreducingthenumber of journeysto therecycling bin,alsoreducesthevolumewilloccupyon the containerby loweringcosts andpollution causedbytransport and storageof these materials.
As you can see,no troubleseparatingthe packagingtoputin therecycling binandyourgesturemakes all thedifference.
Soyou know:PLASTIC/METAL PACKAGING alwaysinRECYCLING BIN.
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