Global Recycling Day takes place annually on 18th March.
Recycling is an integral part of the climate change cycle and helps in promoting and protecting global sustainability. Recycling has been acknowledged as the 'Seventh Resource' (the seventh most important resource after the Earth’s six natural ones of water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals) upon which humanity depends for the supply of raw materials.
Every year, the Earth yields billions of tons of natural resources and at some point, in the not too distant future, it will run out. That’s why we must think again about what we throw away – seeing not waste, but opportunity.
Recycling is a key part of the circular economy, helping to protect our natural resources. Each year the Seventh Resource (recyclables) saves over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions and this is projected to increase to 1 billion tons by 2030. There is no doubt recycling is on the front line to save the future of our planet and humanity.
Recycling is an issue for all of us. The brands we buy in the shops have a knock-on effect on how easy their packaging is to recycle. Can we change what we use for the good of the planet? Do we ensure that we really have used a product for as long as possible before we bin it? When we have finished with our food, toiletries, boxes, wrapping and even big electrical items, do we dispose of it all in the correct way? (source: globalrecyclingday.com)
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