During these times we have all come across the Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. But certainly for some of us this isn’t an easy-to-live-by rule. Because sometimes, we can throw away trash carelessly without sparing a thought to the impact we are making. Therefore, taking recycling as an important part of our lives must be made imperative. Afterall, it is the only lifestyle that can sustain our planet. Here are a few reasons how recycling can benefit our surroundings and communities:
- Supports SDG (Sustainable Development Goals)
The more you endorse sustainable products and practises, you’re more likely to facilitate spaces for organisations that are fully committed to sustainability and programs that help tackle climate change and work towards preserving our oceans and forests. This helps with spurring economic growth and maintaining a more greener environment and planet.
- Saves Natural Resources
Recycling reduces the need for extraction of raw materials. The process may include mining, quarrying and refining which causes water and air pollution. When you start to recycle and reuse most of the waste at your home, offices and trade waste Manchester, it can stop greenhouse emissions to protect natural habitats and also the production of new things which demand the extraction of raw materials stripped from the earth obviously through mining and forestry.
- Preserves Forestation
Just imagine. A single plastic grocery bag can take 10–20 years to decompose. So, everytime we recycle plastic, we are positively making a huge impact to reduce the need for more plastic to be manufactured. Thus, helping to cultivate more forestry and greenery around the world. Also when we recycle and reduce our paper consumption at workplaces, we are doing our part to lessen deforestation and the cutting down of unwanted trees. When we lose trees, this will drastically affect the livelihood of our planet. Even the coffee cups at cafes and the orange juice cartons are all made of paper. By segregating your trash especially by putting all paper together and recycling can do a lot to preserve our trees standing high and tall.
- Slows Incineration
If this word seems new to you, incineration is the process of handling waste by way of controlled burning. This is often utilised in the production of electricity as it drastically weighs down the amount of waste. That said, when incineration is slowed, large amounts of energy is brought down when you recycle waste materials. Because Waste incineration systems do produce pollutants which are toxic to humans and the air around us. Investing in incineration systems is costly and does nothing to control the toxic releasing of acid gases, harmful metals, dioxins.