Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which you live.
Recycling means to use something again. Newspapers can be used to make new newspapers. Recycling is equals to ‘re-use’ of old products repeatedly. The sence of recycling is using the core elements of an old product (considered as ‘waste’) as raw material to manufacture new goods.
Some of the most common items that are recycled are plastic, glass, paper, batteries, aluminum etc. Aluminum cans can be used to make new aluminum cans. Old cars can be used to make new metal things…
Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us.
- save energy and money
- save land space and preserve wildlife habitats
- create new jobs
- reduce air and water pollution
Recycling takes less energy to process recycled materials than it does to use virgin materials. The energy required to acquire and transport the ‘virgin’ raw materials from their origins or natural sources is also saved. The energy required to clean and protect the environment from the pollutant waste products, especially those which are non-biodegradable (plastic) is reduced.
If we recycle paper from waste material we used less energy than if we want to create paper from new woodland- we do not need to cut down a new tree, process the wood from the tree and make it into paper.
Most waste is not biodegradable. Recycling is an easy and less expensive alternative way to reduce trash and cleare more land for new landfills.
By minimizing the energy spent on production of new goods (where the major sources are fossil fuels), recycling helps in reducing greenhouse gas emission.
Recycling preserves wildlife. For examples when fewer trees are cut down to make virgin material or to make space landfills, habitat for wildlife remains.
Why the amount of rubbish we create is constantly increasing?
Earth populations is increasing. Increasing population means that there are more people on the planet to create waste. Most of the people leave in towns. The new technologies and new lifestyle are the reason people to buy more products and ultimately creating more waste that is not biodegradable.
What you can do?
The main three steps are:
- reduce waste by chossing what type of packing you buy and what type of rubish you throw away. Buy what you need only. Choose to buy a product packing that can be reused (glass of milk bottle for example). Buy product with little packing or a packing that can be recycled. Do not print a hard copy on your home printer when you really do not need it.
- reuse by chossing to use carrier bags and twist ties instead of nylon or paper bags. Give your old clothes, devices and other things to seasonal bargain-sale or to the recycling office.
- recycle – collect your rubish separately and recycle all not biodegradable waste.