With every tick of the clock, our seas continue to get filled up by different kinds of garbage, most of which include plastic bottles, plastic papers and the like. One way or another, this trash ends up in the food chain through fish and other seafood, which means it ends up right into our bellies. But then again, the seas are not the only part of the environment that is affected. For the various kinds of waste, recycling is one of the best ways to ensure that we keep our environment clean and safe for generations to come. In this case, some of the waste products that should be recycled as much as possible, include polythene bags, plastic bottles, aluminum, other metals, soft drink bottles, just to name a few.
And it doesn’t take a magician to make you understand that various benefits of recycling. For instance, paper recycling not only helps reduce the rate at which we cut down our trees, but it also extends the life of our landfills. And you can’t ignore the fact that each country has its own statistics and facts when it comes to waste production, management, and recycling. For instance, of the facts about recycling in Australia is that it ranks high when it comes to the countries that generate the highest amount of waste
Essential Facts About Recycling
- Some of the materials we throw away after use takes millions of years to decompose. Things like plastics and glass, take millions of years to decompose. Before they rot, they hover around and might cause accidents to children and animals. Concluding that, instead of throwing them away you can take them to the factory where they will be recycled and brought back to the counters for use.
- Aluminum soft drink bottles can be recycled as many times as you want without losing value. Many people prefer buying soft drinks in the aluminum cans; however, after taking the drinks, they end up disposing of them anyhow. The cans just like glasses take decades to decompose, why don’t we save the environment?
- Hovering plastic bags ends up blocking sewage. After the bags hoover around they might end up resting in the wastewater. They are later carried by water to the filter point; here they close the filters because polythene cannot pass through the small holes. When they close the holes, it means no water can pass through. It leads to an outflow of sewage which might cause diseases like cholera. Cholera leads to death, why don't we recycle the polythene bags to avoid death?
- Millions of trees are used every year to produce newspapers. To get a tone of publications around 50 trees are cut down to create the papers. Cutting trees is destroying the environment. Why should we allow to have them destroyed every day to produce new ones, yet they can be in use again? Cutting trees will lead to drought leading to lack of food. Will you be comfortable having a newspaper without food?
- Plastiscines produce methane, that is harmful to the body. In Australia, they have set policies towards recycling all available plastics because once they get into contact with the soil, they end up producing methane which is poisonous to the body.
We all need to come together and help each other to recycle any plastic they come in contact with for the good of our environment and the future of our children.