Humans are believed to have existed for over 200,000 years. We humans have seen so many ages that we have finally developed into Homo sapiens. But this remarkable evolution of our species doesn’t mean that we have only done the good things. The environment has degraded ever since the human evolution. But nothing surpasses the ill effects of the industrial revolution. Humans had just started to use fossil fuels and deforestation became rampant across the world.
Today, the human population is significantly high than it was ever before. Each human adds a significant amount of waste to this planet. The developed and developing countries are the main contributors to this waste generation. This waste could be biodegradable or non-biodegradable.
What is the solution?
The process of recycling could only be an effective answer to this problem. This process turns the used materials to usable materials again. The process of recycling might be both simple and complex. The traces of recycling has been found from the days of Plato when people reused broken tools to avoid scarcity of materials. Recycling waste materials can save you thousands of dollars.
Benefits of Recycling
Saves the environment: The process of recycling saves tons of waste materials from entering the huge landfill sites. Landfill sites are responsible for causing numerous diseases and destroying the beauty of the city.
No Burning: The burning up of waste materials causes massive amounts of pollutants to be released straight into the air.
Reduces greenhouse gases emissions: The process of recycling reduces the need for the energy required to create new goods and items.
Helps us to save natural resources: By recycling the old stuff you naturally conserve Earth’s natural resources like raw materials, minerals, trees, fossil fuels etc.
More jobs: Studies have shown that by recycling products we can create more jobs annually.
How Can You Reduce the Amount of Trash You Create?
Always bring a reusable bag with you to buy groceries. This healthy habit can limit the use of plastic if everyone starts to implement it.
Say yes to E-paper. Instead of having bills, statements, newsletter in real paper get them delivered to you electronically. This will save a lot of paper.
Don’t use disposable glass, cups and plates. They create a lot of mess as they can’t be reused again.
Use recyclable gift paper while wrapping a present, you can even use reusable gift bags.
"Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. "-John Lennon