Plastic wrappers, orange peel, cardboard boxes... We throw away millions of tonnes of waste every year but only recycle a small portion of it. This is one of the major issues deepening the climate crisis. Turning things around begins at home.
According to the United Nations, up to five billion plastic bags are used every year, and one million plastic bottles are bought every minute. However, data shows that just 9% of all the plastic waste ever produced has been recycled. Most of it ends up in landfills or in nature, especially the ocean.
Which containers should I throw my waste in?
To recycle correctly, we recommend having separate bins at home. That way, all we need to do is throw the bag into the corresponding recycling container.
There are five types of containers:
While the colours listed above are the most used worldwide, they may vary by location. We also have other containers to recycle medicines and batteries, plus recycling centres for things like electronics that no longer work.