Blue Boxes, recycling, Stewardship, Ontario.
“Listen up, you couch potatoes: each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours”– Denis Hayes
The human population is on the rapid increase; so are the human needs. Humans will ever need clothes, foods, basic healthcare, homes, cars, etc etc. Human needs and learning how to prevent being overweight are endless and are on a rapid increase as the human population rises. But theirs is always a basic question which we need to address.
1) Are there enough resources to support this exponential rise of human needs?
2) What if the resources are limited and in due event of population rise get depleted, what will happen?
These two critical questions form the basis of the need to recycle waste and other non-biodegradable materials so that we can protect and conserve our natural resources.
Moreover, by waste management and recycling, we are at advantage of restraining the continual use of our natural resources used in the production of products because we already have recycled products which make the necessary replacement of those which could have required some natural resources to produce.
This typically necessitates the needs and importance of recycling products. We need to conserve our resources. Take an instance of conserving our trees by recycling writing papers which are made from trees’ pulp. By their recycling we save a tree or two which could have been cut down.
Think also of situations whereby we save energy by recycling. Of course you will agree that more energy is used in the transformation of raw materials into finished products but less of the same will be used in the instance of recycling.
Does this also ring a bell in the reduction of global warming; a menace which seems to be grappling us hastily?
When we talk about global warming, it will always go in-hand with pollution.
We of course need a clean and safe environment. This means that recycling is paramount to the reduction of both pollution and consequently global warming. How cool is that?
Let’s for a moment also think about money. There’s always a call to save a buck. It’s vital to recycle egg shells, vegetable & fruits pilling and maybe food leftovers and use them to fertilize your garden. This literally interprets that you won’t need to cough a dollar to purchase some synthetic fertilizers. Is that cool too?
If we were to deduce all this we would conclude that as much as we conserve our environment, recycling also helps us save money. This is really cool.
Wondering when to recycle?
Consider a situation when a waste product will definitely end up polluting our environment. Of course it’s your responsibility to take care of the environment and that means that you won’t be ready to leave harmful waste product such as non-biodegradable plastic bags lying on the ground.
You will also be compelled to recycle in the instance when you have a lot of waste products to be disposed. You may quantify them in monetary terms and deduce if there will be a buck saved. Think about it.
Also think about an instance whereby a resource is almost depleted because of continual use. Wouldn’t you love that the few left resources be conserved.