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Getting Started - Helpful Links

 

The 5 R’s
Not sure how to begin? Trying to make a decision between two products and not sure which is better? When in doubt, revisit the 5 R’s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) from the queen of zero waste herself, Bea Johnson. You can also check out her book which is basically the holy grail of the zero waste movement. 
 
https://zerowastehome.com/2011/09/28/how-to-get-started/
 
Terminology Explained: Biodegradable, Compostable, Degradable & Recyclable
One of our (amazing) suppliers, Georganics, wrote a great blog post and immensely helpful guide to common definitions and buzz words regarding the disposal of low-impact products and packaging. Rather than recreate the wheel, we’ve linked their post below!
 
https://georganics.co.uk/blogs/blogpost/biodegradable-compostable-degradable-and-recyclable-what-do-they-all-mean

“Is this recyclable?”
Not sure what's recyclable and what's not? Recycle for Scotland’s page makes it SUPER easy providing recycling info by product type. 
 
http://www.recycleforscotland.com/what-to-do-with

A Beginner's Guide to Composting:
Again, Recycle for Scotland provides a handy breakdown (pun intended) for getting started with composting. 
 
http://www.recycleforscotland.com/reduce/home-composting