Recycling-Plastic Plant Pots And Trays

recycling plastic plant pots

Recycling plastic plant pots is a great way to help the environment. Plastic plant pots can be recycled easily from your local pottery dealer or online. A lot of the plastic plant pot waste that can end up in a landfill gets washed away or dumped into the water. By putting your used pots, peat pellets and fruit/vegetable wastes into a recycling bin, you are doing your part to reduce plastic waste and pollution while helping to save the environment.

Plastic plant pots made from unglazed clay are made from glazed, translucent clay. The material is extremely durable and can retain a large amount of moisture and air. Unglazed plastic pots are not heavy and are very easy to carry from place to place. Although, they do restrict the air circulation and hold water back longer than glazed recycled plastic pots.

To make the most of recycling plastic plant pots you should cleanse the trays before storing them for long periods. Any oil or grease residue in the containers must be rubbed away with a paper towel or soaked with warm water. The remaining water must be drained before placing the container in the landfill.

To clean the drainage holes in the bottom of the pots you can tap them gently with a hammer. If water runs over the sides of the tray then remove the tray and shake the soil from the surface. This will wash the sides of the trays off and make them even better for recycling.

Do not throw away old metal cans. They can contain copper, which is toxic to animals. The can contains lead and copper, so it should be recycled. At the recycling facility, the can is broken down and the metal recycled using special machines.

For recycled plastic pots, remove any metal attachments to the stems of the plants. These are usually plastic fittings that were used to fasten the plant to a piece of wood or other support. Remove as many as possible. Place the plant in an empty glass vase or other container that has no air filter and is devoid of any debris. Tie off any excess cord or string and place the plant in the container. Avoid placing any plant food in the container since this may attract ants and other pests.

Place the recycled plastic flowers pots upside down on a cement block. The underside of the pot will still have some air space and this will allow the plant to recover some lost moisture. Place the plant in an area where there is plenty of light but not direct sunlight, since this can speed up growth. Water the plastic plant pots every couple of days to keep them moist and prevent fungus from growing.

Recycling plastic plants pots is an important part of our responsibility as human beings. We need to reduce the amount of waste that is created by the industries that manufacture these. If we reduce the amount of plastic that is produced then less plastic plants pots will end up in landfills. Less garbage minimizes the amount of stress that is placed on the ecosystem.

Last Words

It is important that we all continue to care about the state of the earth. There are a number of ways that we can do this including recycling plastic pots and other recycled items that we no longer use. We can also buy gifts that are made from recycled material and make a commitment to going green ourselves.

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