Recycling can seem daunting. Instead of tossing everything in the same trash bin, you’re forced to think a little deeper about the waste you’ve accumulated: Which items should you separate? Which items are aren’t recyclable at all?
These questions and the many others surrounding the recycling process seem to have put a damper on how often we recycle: According to Quill.com, less than 22% of household trash is recycled in the U.S. Considering that if 75% of people in the U.S. recycled, its effect on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions would be equivalent to removing 55 million cars from our roads, why aren’t more people doing their part to contribute to a cleaner, greener Earth? The answer could lie in the belief that recycling is too confusing, but living greener doesn’t have to be difficult–in fact, it may be even simpler than you’d expect.
Here are some tips from Quill.com to ensure that you’re making the most of your efforts.