Recycling is one of those things that is easy to do – but only when you are set up to do it. Whether you have a fancy set of specially marked recycling bins, or just a big cardboard box like me, once you get the system down, it’s basically a no brainer.
But what about when you are away from home – either running errands around town or on a road trip? Do you still recycle then? When I find recycling bins at restaurants, gas stations or camping spots, I always use them but reality is, they are not always available when you need them. So here’s the tip and it’s a pretty simple one:
Keep a bag or two for recycling in your car. That way, you’ll always have a place to store recyclables until you either find a bin somewhere or arrive home. If you have a storage bag handy, you won’t be tempted to toss those recyclables in the trash.
Obviously you can use any type of bag for recycling – you don’t need anything special. But I love these RecyclerSack bags because they are so pretty, I don’t mind leaving them out for people to see. After your trip, empty out the bag into your own recycling bins and reuse it again and again!
If you like the RecyclerSack idea, you can buy them here. Otherwise, find any old bag and get it in your car, STAT! You’ll thank me on your next road trip.
(Like this Easy Eco Tip? I’ve got more! Have one of your own? Let me know and I might publish it!)
(Disclosure: I was sent a few RecyclerSack bags to test out but was not compensated for this post in any other way.)