Kitchen Recyclables

When it comes to going green, we sometimes forget the most basic and necessary things. Recycling, for instance.

Why is recycling important? Because it reduces waste. Because it takes less energy to create new materials from recycled ones than it does to create them from raw materials. And because it reduces pollution, the kind that comes from landfill runoff or burning trash.

And it’s always surprising to see the amount of things you actually can recycle. Here are ten recyclable things probably in your fridge right now:



Yogurt and butter tubs

Produce bags

Condiments and salad dressing bottles


Food scraps


Berry baskets and boxes


Squeezable bottles


Water filters

Six-pack rings

Plastic shakers

That just about covers it. What else do you recycle from your kitchen? Share with us in a comment below!