Everyone today knows just how important it is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Many people are pitching in through their own little ways. One thing most people do not realize, however, is that green plastic storage is one of the most effective ways of minimizing environmental harm today. Through the proper purchase, use, and maintenance of plastic storage materials, you can have materials that are long lasting and easy to reuse and recycle. Because these storage options are also very portable and sturdy, all you will need is a few storage items in the house, which can last you a very long time. Here are some green plastic storage options for you to consider.
- Plastic storage baskets. When going out to shop or get your groceries, plenty of waste is generated by the shopping bags that are used to hold your purchase. most curbside recycling programs focus on recycling hard plastics such as plastic bottles and plastic jugs, which means that your plastic bags have no place to go to. Minimize the use of plastic bags by getting yourself a few plastic storage baskets which you can use and reuse hundreds of times. Not only are these baskets very inexpensive, but they are also very secure – no more ripped grocery bag that cannot take on the weight of your groceries.
- Plastic drawers and cabinets. Most people today live in urban apartments. Storage is one of the greatest issues in the modern household because of the decreasing space as more and more people migrate to cities. One of the best ways to solve this problem is through the use of plastic drawers and large cabinets made out of plastic. These plastic home storage items now come in a variety of colors, shapes, and designs to ensure that you will have one that fits perfectly in your home and in your interior design. Because they can be broken down to pieces, moving out of your apartment means that you can easily bring your cabinet along with you. A number of environmentally conscious producers are also creating drawers and cabinets from recycled hard plastics as well.
- Plastic crates. Shipping something? Or simply storing your items in the attic or basement? Plastic crates and tubs with lid storage are also available. Unlike wooden trunks, these can last for longer periods of time and are easy to recycle because they are usually made out of Polyethylene terephthalate or high density polyethylenes that are highly recyclable plastic resins. If you use these to send out your shipments, the plastics can even be recycled using the recycling programs provided by many delivery companies such as FedEx and UPS. Unlike wooden trunks, these plastic crates are protected from molds and mildew, and can keep air out to prevent your precious books and photo albums from decomposing because of humidity that accumulates during storage. Even better, these crates are not prone to insect bites like termites that may want to nibble at your wooden furniture.
Whether using sterilite storage or plastics tubs and tanks, the key is to use only the amount you need and choose your products carefully in order to ensure that they will last for a very long time. Be sure that the resins used are recyclable as well. With these easy and affordable green plastic storage options, going green can be easy and practical.