The Importance of Recycling

When you throw the waste in the trash, you are glad that you have got rid of it, it goes to the trash and you’ll never see it again.
That’s not the end of the story!

The things you throw in the bin goes to a landfill, sometimes they are burnt or they mix in the ocean horribly polluting the places. The waste that you throw away can cause water pollution, soil pollution, air pollution and disturb the habitat.

If you closely look at the stinking landfills, you’ll come across a lot of useful material. It takes a lot of raw material, manpower, and energy to make those materials but when you throw it in a landfill, it is the end of their life. The energy spent to make the product is gone vain and we are also polluting the soil.

The problem is with us! We have the habit of throwing away things without considering reuse or recycling. The ‘throwing stuff’ trends started after the 20th century and now we are realizing the problems it would generate for the future generation.

The major advantage of recycling

• Best for the environment
• Cleaner and healthier environment
• Conserve natural resources
• Reduce greenhouse gases
• Reuses materials
• Reduces cost
• Saves energy
• Improve the economy
• Extend the life of the landfill

Recycling is very useful, efficient and very little effort of yours count. It’s your responsibility to make small changes and encourage others to contribute towards the betterment of the environment. Let’s look at the Stats According to the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program), more than 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced by people around the world. Out of which, 13 million tonnes reach the ocean polluting the marine ecosystem. Out of the 300 million tonnes, 900-kilotonnes of PET are made in India (annual figure). Luckily, 90% of the PET is recycled in India. 65% are recycled in registered companies, 15% are recycled by other sectors and 15% are reused at homes.