Waste separation is becoming increasingly important If we want future generations to inhabit a planet worth living on, we must take care to avoid waste as much as possible. But in the stresses and strains of everyday life, this can begin to become quite difficult. All the more care should therefore be taken to correctly dispose of the garbage that we produce. After all, it is often a valuable resource that can be recycled. We should take care to separate aluminium, plastic, glass, paper and organic waste thoroughly from other waste. Only if we sort our waste correctly, can it be recycled. In “recycling”, we observe the word “cycle”. This accounts for something old turning into something new. For example, new bottles are made from melted glass, new fibres for clothing are made from plastics, and new paper is made from wastepaper. This cycle protects our environment because it saves resources and has less impact on the climate. Waste separation ultimately benefits us, and above all, future generations. Plastic packaging alone makes up approximately 2.8 million tons of our total waste volume. Every single person produces about 33 kilos of plastic waste per year. But the good news is that some of it can be recycled. A large part of the rest is incinerated, which in turn, generates energy. Recycling plastics Rotho is always trying to make our lives easier with practical products. If they are also made of recycled plastic, our lives become a little easier and the environment is protected. Responsible recycling means that new products can be made from old plastic. The “Recycle-Reuse cycle” is thus closed. Meanwhile, several products are developed from recycled plastic, such as, and among others, the garbage bag stand FABU. To be exact, this was made from the amount of plastic that it takes to make 78 yoghurt cups. But how do you make a new garbage can from plastic? How can the plastic from 78 yoghurt cups do this? The empty plastic cup should be disposed of in a yellow bag. This is then picked up by a waste disposal company and taken to a sorting centre. There, the contents are sorted and separated from other waste according to the different types of plastic. The collected plastic is then sold to a plastic recycler who cleans the plastic and sorts it out again. This is then used to make granulate, which is then sold to companies such as Rotho, who in turn, use it to make new products. How can you ensure that more plastic is recycled? The following should NOT be placed in the yellow bag: Plastics from packaging Beverage cartons Yoghurt cups Plastic bottles Tin cans Chocolate aluminium foil This should NOT be placed in the yellow bag: Plastic toys Cleaning buckets Plastic sleeves Toothbrushes Ballpoint pens Baby Bottles Disposable razors Air mattresses Tip: The aluminium lid should be completely removed from the yoghurt pot. But where to put the yellow bag? Most of us wish to separate the garbage correctly. But where should the yellow bag be stored until it is collected? The FABU garbage bag stand helps you to do just this. The yellow bag can be easily clamped at the three corners and removed with just as much ease. The lid closes securely and is odour tight. Due to the shape of the stand, the space available can be used efficiently. Correct plastic separation is achieved by thinking and planning in advance. And who has more of a clear conscience than the owner of a garbage bag container that is made out of the same plastic as 78 yoghurt cups? Precisely, a FABU-owning you! You can find more information about recycling in our free eBook.