What is Global Recycling Day?
Global recycling day was first put into action in 2018 to put an emphasis on the issue of recycling worldwide. First recognized by the United Nations in 2018, it has grown to an international centerpiece of sustainability. The importance of recycling is vital to the preservation of our natural resources and the overall quality of our planet. The goals of Global Recycling Day grab the attention of world leaders, governments, activist groups, and environmental organizations to change the way people think about recycling.
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How to be a Global Recycling Citizen
Focus on using less one-use plastic items such as drinking straws, throw away plates, and plastic bags (grocery, zip lock). Help educate friends and families on the goals of recycling. Re-use old items and materials instead of buying new ones (DIY products or hand me down methods). Separate trash and recyclable materials responsibly.
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By building good habits and following new rules will help to adapt to new societal expectations of sustainability and eco-friendly practices. In the UK, it’s estimated that 44% of all material is recycled back into the system and in the United States between 5-6%. New research and state of the art recycling facilities are necessary to continue our goals of sustainable practices.
Negative effects of non-reusable material
Many negative effects include: Natural Habitat loss, job loss, emigration and immigration from displaced and unlivable communities, waste mountains in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and an overwhelming amount of trash and waste compiled in cities and neighborhoods.
Economic benefit of recycling
Approximately 1.6 billion people worldwide are involved in the processing of recyclable and sustainable materials. In the next 10 years, it’s estimated that 400 billion dollars are being put forth to the global industry for new jobs, future project opportunity, and positive environmental impacts.
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Environmental benefit of recycling
According to the Pew Research Center, it’s estimated that 13 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. This causes great harm to the many fish species and marine mammals living in our Oceans. Preventing environmental pollution helps to conserve energy, preserve our planets wildlife and fish populations, keep our oceans clean and safe, and reduces materials being sent to landfills.
Thank you for reading and Happy Global Recycling Day!