Are you planning a backyard BBQ or family reunion? Outdoor celebrations are fun, especially in summer time when we can enjoy some time together in nature. The only problem with picnics and other fresh air meals is that preparation and clean-up can be difficult, especially when there’s more than a few guests. Unfortunately, people opt for paper or plastic serving ware because they’re disposable. But just because something’s easy to throw away doesn’t mean we should.
Many elements of an outdoor party, like soda cans, beer bottles, and plastic cups can be recycled, as long as you’ve got a way to keep them separate from non-recyclables and organic waste. Without a dozen extra trash cans, recycling can be too much of a chore. Unless you’ve got an awesome portable recycling bin like the one below.
The new line of Flings pop up recycling bins can be reused as many times as you want. Available in a variety of decorative designs, these bins can be stored flat and then popped out when it’s time to party. The original line of Flings bins were a 13 gallon size, similar to the size of a common kitchen trash can. But the new home recycling bin style is a smaller 6.5 gallon size when it’s opened. This allows the bin to be stored under the counter or discretely in a corner, and makes it easier to manage during outdoor festivities. The only critique of this bag would be that it’s designed to be used in conjunction with a plastic garbage bag that can be lifted out when the bin is full. Also, there’s no mention on the website of what the actual bin is made of, which means it’s a good bet it’s not a recycled or recyclable material. Still, the fact that it can be reused many times is an advantage.