There are a lot of versions of the Rs, and this one caught my eye a while back.
This morning, I read something about recycling plastics. It's not as simple as recycling paper, or any other materials. This is because there are many different kinds of plastics, they need to be sorted out first, before going through the proper recycling process.
You can't just order a takeaway and use the disposable plastic container, then throw it into the recycling bin after you're done with it, thinking it's fine. Because it's not. It doesn't end there. Some plastics may be chosen not to be recycled, because of the high costs. Making new plastic pieces of the same plastic type may be more cost-effective.
So still using the above example, your takeaway container would be thrown away, and more plastics would be made.
At the end of the day, the recycling bin doesn't solve the growing plastics issue. It doesn't. Rethink about this before making use of any plastic disposables. The first step, is to refuse.
Remember? "If you can't reuse it, refuse it."
Regrann from @thelalalokal
Our planet has a limited amount of natural resources and a limited capacity to process waste. By reducing, reusing and recycling, we are not only decreasing our immediate impact on the planet but we are creating practices that are sustainable for future generations.
How are you doing your part today?
Every Effort Counts,no matter how small.
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