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Five ways to be a top recycler

G Magazine

G's top five tips for being excellent at recycling that you might not have thought of before.

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Household rubbish:

Put labelled bins in the bathroom and kitchen so even guests can recycle with ease.

Clothing:

Take your old, unwanted threads to a secondhand store to be re-sold to someone who will love them all over again.

Jewellery:

Broken silver or gold jewellery can be melted down and turned into new pieces – and you’ll get money for it!

Difficult ones:

Keep objects that are harder to recycle stashed in the cupboard until you have a few to do at once: mobile phones can be dropped off at phone stores, corks can go to the Girl Guides and check with your local council for e-waste options.

Think before you buy:

Will your product be easy to recycle at the end of its life? If not, consider a more easily recyclable alternative.

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For more great tips on recycling, to test your recycling knowledge with a quiz, or to search by postcode for how to recycle certain items in your local area, visit www.recyclingnearyou.com.au.