Living In the 21st Century, we must all learn how to reuse and recycle the waste to keep our globe green. Recycling means to harvest used materials in order for make new products. By using less energy and force, recycling is one of the best ways to control land air and water pollution. Our home is the biggest treasure box for recycling and reusing older products and turning them into new ones. Here are some 5 great tips to get you on your recycling journey.
- Reuse your plastic bags: We often witness gathering tons of plastic bags after visiting the grocery store a time or two. These plastic bags are the biggest source of destruction of marine and other animals. Plastic bags are not biodegradable, and it will take millions of years for them to totally decompose. Rather than throwing these plastic bags away in garbage, you can reuse them when going shopping or for any other purpose. This way you will play an important role in preventing plastic pollution. You are also helping to recycle.
- Recycle your Papers: Billions of trees are destroyed daily to make paper. Paper is the most commonly used item in our daily life. Paper can also be recycled and reused in many ways. One thing that you can do is write on both sides of the paper rather than writing on one. After finishing the paper, it can be used for recycling. According to a survey, one ton of recycled paper can save up to 18 trees, 8000 gallons of water and almost 1 acre of land space.
- Reuse or buy rechargeable batteries: Regular batteries are filled with toxic and harmful material which is not only dangerous to animals but also the environment and human life. Unlike the regular or single time use batteries, rechargeable batteries are a composite of heavy metal elements which permits a recharge over and over again. Rechargeable batteries can be charged more than 800 times before it needs a replacement.
- How about recycling your old phones, CD’s and other electronic devices. Instead of throwing away your old phones and mobiles, you can sell them on eBay or Amazon. You can also donate to the needy or recycle their parts by taking to electronic shops. By doing this you will earn a little money and also play a role to keep the environment clean. Make sure to purchase re-writable CD’s and DVD’s which can be reused and recycled. You can also make creative designs by using CD’s in crafts instead of throwing them away. You can create artwork out of a set of CD’s and hang or paste it on your walls or ceilings.
- Recycle your food: Food is the necessity of life. It is most common item in daily living that is wasted effortlessly. Some people instead of giving it to the needy or poor will pile wasted food in the garbage. According to United Nations Environment Program, 20 kg of food is wasted by a single person every month. This makes food waste the second largest item in landfills. Instead of throwing food away you can give to the needy or develop a compost in the yard to replenish the earth.
In summary you can see that the benefits of recycling are many. But the most important is that it helps in protecting the environment, conserve natural resources and creates jobs and wages.