Besides food scraps, there are many things people use in their daily lives that end up as rubbish. Some examples are given below.

Food containers


Fig.  4.8: Empty food containers like this are usually thrown away.
Fig. 4.8: Empty food containers like this are usually thrown away.

Other containers


Fig.  4.9:  Empty plastic bags, detergent bottles, cartons and many other different containers are thrown away.
Fig. 4.9: Empty plastic bags, detergent bottles, cartons and many other different containers are thrown away.

Unwanted household equipment, clothes, paper products and plant material from the garden

People often get rid of old clothes, cars, refrigerators, lawn clippings, paper and other things they do not want.
Fig.  4.10: Household rubbish like this should not be left lying around.
Fig. 4.10: Household rubbish like this should not be left lying around.