Hello, everyone. I am SooTasty and I am back with other interesting facts on recycling. I hope you
remember what we talked about in the last article “Why we should recycle“, about the importance of recycling because this time we are going to discuss the different aspects of the same.
Did you know that up to 60 percent of the garbage that ends up in the dustbin can be recycled? I didn’t
know this until recently, and it changed my life. I also came to know that plastic bottles can take more than 450 years to decompose! That’s more than almost 5 generations! This is definitely not what I want my legacy to be… a huge pile of trash generated by me which people are struggling to recycle.
Adopting a few simple practices to recycle
This led me to research various ways through which I could recycle the things I use every day. Turns out,
it’s not that difficult! By adopting a few simple practices, we can help in cutting down the waste that is thrown away and contribute to saving the environment. For example, often, we throw away the plastic shopping bags after using them once. However, we can use them for various purposes like as a garbage bag or a grocery bag.
It is essential to have separate bins for throwing out different types of garbage. Generally, there are about five different categories: plastic, metal, glass, organic and paper. It would also be a good idea to
collect batteries in a separate bin as they contain toxic material which is harmful to the environment.
Most of us who are conscious of the struggle our Earth is facing recycle newspapers. But what about wrapping papers, notebooks, etc? Those also can be recycled.
Homeowners can ask their plumbers to rearrange their plumbing in such a manner that wastewater from
the shower or rainwater can be used to flush the toilet or water their plants.
Can we only buy recycled items?
As members of the society who want to ensure a long-lasting, liveable planet, we all could buy only recycled items. Apart from eliminating waste, this would not only help businesses making recycled items. The cycle of using recycled items would also reduce the need for extracting virgin materials.
The best way to save the environment is to ensure that the younger generation also gets into the habit of
recycling. For this, we should take this process to our schools. Of course, the paper in schools can be recycled, but apart from those even the school supplies left behind can be used next year or donated to other children. Schools can also start a composting bin in the yard which will contain the food waste that is thrown away.
The ways of recycling are innumerable and the benefits are many. So let us get to work for the future of
our planet and the coming generations.
If you have some other suggestions, or you want to let us know your daily tips to recycle, please leave a comment below! Share your opinions and spread them around!