Recycling has never been more critical. More people are choosing delivery and takeout options when planning dinners and lunches. Because you’re probably working from home, you may be too tired to cook yourself dinner. Also, since many restaurants are not offering in-person dining, you may only be able to get takeout options.
Because there is now so much packaging in circulation, make sure that you are always recycling. Now more than ever, the environment needs to become a focus.
Increase in Deliveries During the Pandemic
With more deliveries, there is much more packaging. Not only with restaurant takeout and delivery, but also about parcel deliveries. More people are shopping online and getting things shipped to their homes. Make sure that all the paper and cardboard that the packages arrive in is put into recycling.
You should try and avoid the habit of just throwing everything into the trash. Landfills are quickly filling up, and recycling allows items to be reused, if possible. If you have questions, it is best to speak to a sanitation expert about how best to dispose of delivery boxes.
How to Minimize Packaging Waste
If you’re looking for a way to minimize packaging waste, you can do some specific things. When buying things online, you can wait until your purchase is larger to place the order. Sometimes people place orders consecutive days in a row in separate packages. This just causes multiple boxes to be sent on the same day with items in different boxes. Try and limit the number of orders you make in a day, or look for stores that offer packaging that can be recycled or composted.
The more people try to prioritize recycling and proper package disposal, the more likely it will have a significant impact on the environment.
If you have questions about disposing of your packaging, contact Sunrise Sanitation today. We can help give you all the information you need.