Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Recycling Stuff...

These days, it’s not uncommon to be told that we all must play our part in saving the environment by recycling. But is it actually worth the effort? Well, look at this statistic: the average plastic shopping bag takes roughly 1,000 years to entirely decompose in a land fill site. Keep in mind, you’re just talking about a single bag so that’s a very long time. Estimate the number of trash bags you use each year in addition to those plastic shopping bags. Then times that by everybody in the country… it all adds up. A good idea would be to recycle the bag instead of letting it sit in the landfill slowly breaking down. Hundreds of things are recycled nowadays, for instance old worn tires are chopped down and utilized as tread for playgrounds and plastic shopping bagsplastic bags can be remade into clothing. Majority of items are candidates for reusing.


Even though it may look like that the recycling efforts of one person can’t make a difference, multiply that small difference by everyone in the world and the results could be phenomenal. Also, recycling can help to generate money for poor residential areas while benefiting the earth. Everyone wins... 


Maybe you don’t realize how long it actually takes every item you throw away to rot. It was mentioned befre that a plastic bag takes roughly 1000 years to entirely break down. A glass jar may actually take up to one million years to rot and styrofoam may never rot at all while other items, such as disposable diapers and milk bottles, can take hundreds of years. This can all be recycled, so why just throw it away?

Taking even small amounts of time to recycle can help to make the earth a nicer place for the generations that will come after us. Always remember: RECYCLE, REUSE and REDUCE..


Obviously, there are several things we can’t recycle at the moment, but with the technology becoming even more advanced we might find new ways of recycling and new uses of different materials. For now, there’s absolutely no reason we aren’t able to recycle plastics, metals, and glass etc. Recycling these items is reasonably convenient, so it’s a great idea to help the earth. With each person doing their part, we can all make an impact.


Why is recycling important?

Recycling Saves the Earth
Recycling Saves Energy
Recycling Helps Mitigate Global Warming and Reduce Pollution
Recycling Reduces Waste Products in Landfills
Recycling (ALSO) Helps in saving Money

As the population of the world increases, recycling is becoming increasingly more important. Let’s not only focus on keeping your home-town Green and Sustainable, let’s join and share this message with friends, families to make our planet healthier.



5 comments:

  1. The slogan is Reuse, then reduce, then recycle. There would be no need to recycle if the same stuff is reused again and again. Only when it can't be reused, is it recycled.

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    1. The slogan is not in right format but I m glad that people care :) Keep spreading the good words, I'll help as much as possible

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  2. I like your blog post. Keep on writing this type of great stuff. I'll make sure to follow up on your blog in the future.
    Jay Katari

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  3. great post. ive been doing this too :) recycling and reusing as much around the house as possible. but its sad to see that so many people don't even care to think twice.

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