Everyone can use a small reminder to help them recycle right. Even in the age of smartphones and internet-connected appliances, sometimes getting better at recycling in the home requires good old-fashioned cheat sheets. Often that’s all it takes to encourage us to pay a little more attention to what we’re doing with that shampoo bottle, or that to-go food container, and to recycle everything we can.
Organized by room, these sheets list some of the most common materials that belong in the recycling container. Download and print as many as you need (and, when possible, try to print on scratch pieces of paper). After downloading these notes and giving them a quick snip of the scissors, put them up in a place where you’ll see them, so you’ll be reminded of what items to recycle around your home. If, and when, you dispose of these labels, be sure to recycle them too.
Kitchen & Bathroom Recycling Cheat Sheets
Office & Laundry Room Recycling Cheat Sheets
Garage & Party-Specific Recycling Cheat Sheets
Once you’ve got all of your labels up and looking good, post a pic on social media using #Recycling, to inspire others.