I was born on a cloudy day. As I remember vividly, the sun was struggling to break through the clouds,
trying to bring in some warmth into the cold world. You might be wondering why I feel so doleful; I should be happy, I was just born into this world with so much potential and hope.
But first, let me introduce myself. My name is SooTasty and I am extremely passionate about food.
As soon as I learnt to walk, I travelled across the world and met new people, learning whatever I could about the magic of cooking and feeding human beings.
During my travels, I also saw a world that was falling prey to climate change, a world that did not recycle much and a world that would end soon if we don’t take the necessary steps.
So, I want to talk to you about two things today – why we should recycle and how it would affect Earth if we do not.
better understanding of the cycle…
Most of the garbage we dump outside daily are collected and disposed off into landfills. As the garbage decomposes, they release methane and carbon dioxide which contributes to an increase in greenhouse gases which would lead to an increase in the average temperature of the Earth.
Another reason why we need to reduce the landfills is that these are spaces that can be used for housing or medical needs of the planet’s ever-growing population. The waste products that are not collected properly are disposed off in seas, oceans, and rivers, thus polluting our water sources. We humans use up a lot of energy, be it for fuelling our vehicles or factories or even houses.
90.5% of plastics are not recycled in the world …
These fuels come from the fossilised remains of creatures and plants that existed millions of years ago. According to studies, by 2050, this reserve will cease to exist. If we do not recycle materials, especially plastic, after a few years all that will remain are non-decomposable plastic materials. According to a study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a whooping 90.5% of plastics is not recycled in the world. Just remember that plastics take about 400 years to completely degrade.
Nowadays, we are rapidly entering a digital world, which means we barely use papers and every communication is online.
However, it is still necessary to recycle the paper! which can alone save millions of trees, thus reducing the need for destroying animal habitats.
Also, did you know that recycling is good for the economy? Recycled products use less water,
less energy, they save money during manufacturing and increase the economy. Across the world, 1.6 million people work in the recycling industry, which has a turnover of $200 billion, annually.
Did I convince you? Yes? Great!
Let’s then pass the message and make the Earth a much greener place
and less polluted to live.
If you want to know more about recycling, go to the article “Good reason to recycle”.
Author: Arathi mini