City of Unley resident Simon shares his thoughts on changing his habits around waste as part of Take the Pledge.
"Habits by nature are hard to break and altering them requires a goal and support to achieve it.
My goal was to see how little I had in the blue rubbish bin by the end of the week. So whenever I came to dispose of an item I asked myself, ‘can it go anywhere other than the blue rubbish bin’?
Some items are obviously recyclable (‘empty clean and dry’ is a useful saying to remember) but many had me scratching my head. Lots of online resources are available but Which Bin? allows you to type in questionable items for an answer.
It takes effort and commitment to form new behaviours but an almost empty blue rubbish bin every week is a great incentive to continue the recycling efforts!
Congratulations Simon! Take the pledge today to increase the amount of items you recycle, and divert compostable paper and food scraps to your organics bin. Pledge takers will receive stickers to place on their green or yellow-lidded bin to demonstrate their commitment to reducing landfill.