Most people know about the four major recyclable materials: paper, plastic, metal, and glass. But did you know there are so many other items you could be recycling, too? Here are five unusual things you can recycle to boost your sustainability game.
Don’t throw your outdated electronics into the dump. Instead, recycle them! Electronic recycling has two main benefits: first, the electronics can be broken down into raw components, which can then be used to create new devices; second, it prevents toxic substances—such as mercury, chromium, beryllium, and lead—from seeping into soil and water sources.
If your shoes have seen their final day, you can donate them! What you consider to be “worn out” isn’t “worn out” to everybody. Athletic shoes and dress shoes are in high demand across the world. There are even some organizations that clean and fix used shoes to give them new …