Sunday, 21 April 2013
NIB (Norwegian interior blogs) and sortere.no want to see how we recycle. My little family and I live in an apartment with limited storage opportunities, hence limited space for recycling. It all happens in the cupboard underneath the sink in the kitchen; one bin for general garbage, a paper bag for pant (I don't know the English expression for this; you return empty soda/beer cans/bottles to the store and get money for it), empty milk cartons filled with paper recycling to the left, and glass/metal recycling in the back.
There is a big bin for paper recycling outside our front door, so newspapers and other papers don't really get a chance to heap up because it is so easy to throw them in the bin on our way out. When the kitchen cupboard is full of glass/metal recycling, I fill a couple of plastic bags and throw the content in the huge bin/container thingy for glass/metal ca 2 minutes walk from our house. There is also one for paper and a couple for donation of used clothing. We should recycle plastic too. The big bag where we are supposed to collect our plastic recycling is only picked up once a month, and we don't really have room to store this big bag. There is no system for food/bio recycling in our neighbourhood.
So, no fancy recycling solutions in our home, but at least it is all hidden in a cupboard and it is functional for our needs.