Advantages of Recycling
All processes produce waste from manufacturing to the finished product. Waste is any solid or liquid material that is rejected whether used or unused. In order to prevent accumulation of waste which can be harmful the concept of recycling is put to use.
Recycling of waste is the making of new products from materials that have previously served their use or are not required. These materials are put into new use which otherwise could have been thrown away. Recycling can also be seen as an environment friendly way of disposing off these materials from our environments. Large populations of people today are realizing the benefits of recycling globally with many still unaware of the importance of doing so. Recycling benefits the people and their environments in several ways which include the following:
It conserves the natural resources as it reduces the need for raw materials by Industries. Natural resources provide our industries with raw materials for their industrial processes like Paper factories which use timber from trees. A lot of paper which is the finished product of these factories end-up as waste after being used in offices and schools. These can be collected and recycled to produce new products by the same factories. Many paper industries today are recycling paper waste to make toilet papers and paper bags which are most commonly used around the world.
Recycling also protects the environments that we live in by preventing pollution. It is common in many third world nations to find litter which comprises plastic bags and paper which cannot decompose thus maintaining their state for years on the soil. This makes the environment unpleasant to be in or even look at. Discharge of raw sewage into our environments also worsens the situation by contaminating it. In order to ensure that our environment is protected, we should embrace the concept of personal responsibility by ensuring we re-use and reduce all non-biodegradable materials.
Recycling protects our health in several ways. The materials that we do not need and wrongfully dispose of may find their way back in our households in different ways. Raw and untreated sewage emanating from industries and hotels if discharged into water bodies becomes hazardous for living organisms. Contaminated water if used for farming and cooking by communities results into waterborne diseases like pneumonia and typhoid which is common in places where water is polluted. Plastic bags also disposed openly on the environment become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. When it rains plastic bags trap water that serves as habitat for mosquito larvae which can result to malaria outbreak.
Recycling plays an important role in modern economies that are characterized by increasing industrialization which creates pressure for limited natural resources by ensuring waste is re-used and reduced.
Importance of Recycling
Recycling is important in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for our future generations. It is good for the environment, since we are making new products from the old products which are of no use to us. Recycling begins at home. If you are not throwing away any of your old product and instead utilizing it for something new then you are actually recycling. When you think of recycling you should really think about the whole idea; reduce, reuse and recycle. We’ve been careless up to this point with the way we’ve treated the Earth and it’s time to change; not just the way we do things but the way we think.
We should recycle because:
- To Make Environment Clean
- Conservation of Materials
- To Save Energy
- Reduce Garbage in Landfills
Recycling is good for the environment, in the sense, we are using old and waste products which are of no use and then converting them back to same new products. Since we are saving resources and are sending less trash to the landfills, it helps in reducing air and water pollution. Energy saving is important if we are to reduce the future effects of global warming. If we recycle one aluminum can, we are able to save enough energy to run a TV for around 3 hours. This will obviously depend on the energy consumption of your TV, but it gives you a great idea as to just how much energy can be saved during the process of recycling products.
It is believed that (the U.S.) cut approximately 40 million newspapers each day, leading to the equivalent of about half a million trees ending in landfills every week. We’ve been careless up to this point with the way we’ve treated the Earth and it’s time to change; not just the way we do things but the way we think. Paper, plastic, glass, aluminum cans are examples of some products that are recycled in large quantities.
When you think of recycling you should really think about the whole idea; reduce, reuse and recycle. Think about it; if you don’t need it, don’t get it. If you have to get it, get something that can be used again and if you get something that needs to be recycled by the professionals, put it in the recycle bin. Conservation is an important part of recycling issue. When you produce less garbage it helps in reducing the landfills and also helps in giving the land back to the nature.
Recycling serve 2 purpose: First, it avoid landfills and helps in reducing air and water pollution and secondly, valuable material like aluminum cans and plastic and glass are reused in other forms and not wasted. Be mindful of what you do, pay attention to the items you buy and always check yourself to see if you really need it or if it comes in a package with less waste. We can all do our part and we will make a huge difference.
What We People Can Do?
There are handful number of things that you could do to save this planet.
1. Throw away all the garbage in your house that is of no use to you or you think you can’t utilize it in some other way. If you don’t have these boxes, you can easily purchase a suitable container for each recyclable product (e.g. paper, plastic, and glass), and then take these down to your local recycling center.
2. Try to avoid the use of plastic bag and plastic paper as much as possible. They not only pollute the environment but also helps in filling landfills. Also, when you shop try to look out for the products that have least packaging. Every millions of dollars are spent only in packaging of these products which ultimately go to the garbage sites.
Rinkesh is passionate about clean and green energy. He is running this site since 2009 and writes on various environmental and renewable energy related topics. He lives a green lifestyle and is often looking for ways to improve the environment around him.
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