How To Create A Recycling Corner In A Small Kitchen
According to the survey ” Recycling habits “, carried out by fotocasa, 45% of people who do not recycle do so due to lack of space at home. However, it is not necessary to have a very large home to be able to make room for this important task and collaborate with the care of the environment.
Find new corners
No matter how much you have a small kitchen, you can always find new corners to take advantage of. Some available and many times wasted holes are usually the part under the sink, the corners, walls, floor and even some corners of built-in cabinets. In the market you can find a multitude of buckets, bins or containers capable of adapting to the gap available for recycling in our home.
A common idea is to use the hole under the sink to place the organic waste container. However, you can also choose to place a bin with divisions (or several buckets of a smaller size) that allows the separation of waste: plastic, glass, organic and even paper. In fact, there are countless removable and / or rotating cubes with divisions designed exclusively for this corner.
Another possibility is to take advantage of any corner or dead corner of the kitchen to place stackable, modular containers or separate bins with divisions for the selective collection of waste. The main advantage of this option is that it is an easily accessible recycling point, which aids in emptying. If you have open shelves in this space, you can always choose to place the buckets or containers in the lower part of these, so they will not disturb when passing and their presence will be more concealed.
If you do not have much space on the floor, you can always choose to place wall modules, which do not take up much, allow you to go to all corners with ease and provide greater visual amplitude . Furthermore, being modular, they adapt better to the available space.
In the case of having a built-in cupboard in the kitchen, you must be careful not to leave organic garbage or other types of waste that can generate bad smells. To avoid this, always choose buckets or containers with lids; Furthermore, it is advisable to place only glass buckets (the containers must be clean before throwing them away) and paper, and empty them often.
Although the ideal is to allocate a corner exclusively to recycling, there are areas such as the pantry, which can also have certain advantages when fulfilling this function: in this way it can be hidden from the view of the guests and allows free space in the rest of the kitchen.
Batteries and bulbs, apart
It is also necessary to remember to have space to recycle batteries and light bulbs since, due to their great polluting potential, they must be separated from the rest of the waste. For them, it is best to have small recycling bins or simply to have some bags correctly identified and stored in any hidden corner and out of the reach of children .
An option for each
Thus, plastic or raffia bags, which are attached to each other, stackable and modular containers, bins with several divisions, individual bins, removable and / or rotating bins for cabinets and even reused shopping bags. There is no excuse. On the market there are a multitude of practical elements, sometimes even beautiful and decorative, that fit the needs of anyone and that allow you to have a small corner that helps to take care of the environment.