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Support Recycling and Save our planet

International recycling day is on May 17, also called as World Recycling day. It’s a date established by UNESCO to remind us all of the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Furthermore, The aim is to make society aware of the importance of treating waste, so they don’t contribute to climate change and thus protecting the environment.


What is Recycle

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. Recycling involves collecting, processing, and selling products made from old materials.

Why Recycle

  • Recycling helps protect the environment. All of which create air and water pollution.
  • Recycling saves energy
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.
  • Conserves valuable natural resources
  • It can save you money on waste disposal costs.
  • Recycling helps to reduce pollution by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
  • As a result, Recycling reduces the need for extracting, refining, and processing raw materials.

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When recycling started

It seems like, Recycling has been a common process throughout human history – no one person can be associated with its creation. Human recycling dates back to ancient times. While the first recorded instance of paper recycling can be dated to 1031 in Japan, ancient cultures commonly reused everyday items long before this – mainly due to lack of resources and lengthy manufacturing processes.

Do read about the history of Recycling to get more info.

How to Recycle

There are three types of recycling, known as primary, secondary, and tertiary.

Primary recycling – To recover and reuse the recyclable material/product without changing in any way and usually for the very same purpose.

Secondary recycling  – Reuse of the material/product in some other way without reprocessing.

tertiary recycling – refers to a process that involves the chemical altering of the material/product in order to make it reusable.

Likewise, Recycling is a great way to open your eyes to all that you toss and a chance to rethink your future purchases.

  • Recycle all the basics you can – paper, plastic, metal, and glass.
  • Food wastes recycle into composted soil or as a food for a local farm.
  • ALL fabric – even stained or ripped clothing.
  • Recycle all electronics.

Every year, the earth yields billions of tons of natural resources to transform into consumables. At some point, there will be nothing left. That’s why we must, as a planet, think again about what we throw away seeing not waste, but an opportunity.

Most noteworthy, The need of the hour is to identify and know about packaging and products in order to find solutions for recycling. How to recycle and be aware of its importance and make it a habit.

Above all, This day is to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a day for the world to come together and put the planet first.

The theme of Global Recycling Day 2020 as #RecyclingHeroes. This will recognize the people, places, and activities that showcase, what an important role recycling plays in contributing to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future which will benefit all.

As a result, let’s take a pledge to support recycling and Save our planet.

This post is part of my Earth series on Conscious living with sustainable practices.

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