Nica Richards
Deputy online news editor
4 minute read
18 Mar 2021
3:11 pm

Recycling for dummies – the journey to become sustainable 

Nica Richards

Waste management does not only entail trying memorising cryptic symbols hidden at the back of a product, but also to to reduce, reuse and recycle. 

A waste reclaimer roams suburban streets in search of recyclable materials. Picture: Supplied

Becoming a sustainable citizen involves regularly recycling all waste, but getting to know the world of recycling can be an intimidating journey.  To commemorate Global Recycling Days, even residents who are not absolutely sure they are recycling correctly, a little effort goes a long way, especially to assist recycling heroes, also known as waste pickers, waste collectors or wastetrepreneurs.  Recycling does not only entail trying memorising cryptic symbols hidden at the back of a product, but also to remember to reduce, reuse and recycle.  How to reduce  Consumers have the power to make a difference simply by choosing more sustainable...