Recycling is one of the many solutions to addressing the issue of overproduction of human waste and sustainable development. There is countless household waste that has the potential to be recycled if you know the necessary steps to take. 

Paper Waste 

This is perhaps the most disposable form of waste that is easily recyclable. Most community recycling programs accept used paper, but it is important to check if you have the right type before placing it in the bin. 

Gift Wrap 

Most gift wraps are not recyclable due to the coating on its surface, which is why it is important to pick recycled gift wrap so that there will be less waste from gift wrap in the environment. It is encouraged to reuse old gift bags instead of discarding after a single use. 


These are the most recycled products, and rightly so. Batteries take up a lot of resources to manufacture and should not be made disposable. For dry-cell batteries, drop them off at your local in-store recycling bin or collection events. Lithium-ion batteries on the other hand require to be disposed of in proper bins. Large batteries must be returned to the manufacturer at the end of its life. 



Plastics are the most common pollutant that we see everywhere. Its potential harm to the environment is undeniable which is why we should always try to recycle them or to dispose of them properly. There are various types of plastics of which its recyclability is dependent on, so check the net for guides if yours is recyclable. 


Local recycling centers may perhaps be accepting glass but check for their specifications if you have the right type or if you should separate them. 

Used Oil 

Never dump this down the drain. Try to store used oil in a container and drop it off at a local car mechanic or motor oil recycler for further processing. 



At The EcoFairy, our goal is to help you build a more sustainable life by offering you a line of reusable products. We offer products that last and that will help you reduce the amount of plastic you use.   


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