Last 18 December 2012, I received an email from Ms. Alison Morris of Education Database Online. She wrote that she stumbled upon my blog post titled “No Plastic Bags Policy“ so she initiated prompting me to partake in this invaluable product of their organization’s efforts on saving the earth: infographic on plastic recycling.
It is a shame that I only heeded to that call only today, 14 January 2013. But before anything else, allow me to give respect to that infographic by throwing in a few words.
When I got to the Middle East last April 2012, the very first two big plastic bottles I bought were a couple liters of pineapple juice and a liter of mineral water. Soon, both bottles became empty and just when I was about to dip them in the trash bin, my conscience spanked me. A puissant voice uttering “recycle” entered my ears. It was there that I created my handleless water dipper/bear and toothbrush glass.
I used to hesitate in baring my minuscule acts towards the Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Campaign but, this time, I believe it is a worthy cause. I could not be more proud to know I am doing something for that push. My breath will keep on pushing as long as I see people throwing plastic garbage mindlessly.
And to boost my support for the said campaign, I am now sharing with you the infographic I was talking about. Please, read on.
In today’s consumer world, plastic is everywhere—from plentiful stores of bottled water to disposable plasticware to the containers that hold our store-bought food. It seems like you can’t go out shopping without running into a good deal of plastic. And while this material is strong, reliable, and undoubtedly useful, we also may have way too much of the stuff that isn’t being reused. Recycling plastic uses much less energy than creating new plastic, and it conserves our valuable resources. Despite this, however, only about a third of our material that could be recycled actually is. Among younger generations, the problem of our overconsumption of plastic has been prevalent for as long as some can remember, and yet little has changed or progressed in alleviating the problem. Statistically, people in the Millennial generation (today’s high schoolers, college students, and young adults) are much less likely to properly recycle plastic and other materials than those in older generations. If you’re of student or Millennial age, take a look at the following infographic—the reality is that younger generations need to start getting serious about recycling, or the future will be robbed of some very valuable resources.
No matter what, recycling is worth the effort. Make a difference!
- Detrimental Effects of Plastic & Impact Of Recycling Plastics (familyfocusblog.com)
- Purac promotes PLA recyclability (greenchemicalsblog.com)
- 10 Craft Ideas for Recycled Felt (craftingagreenworld.com)
- Julie Coon has the scoop on recycling (kansascity.com)
- Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division Laces Up and Launches ShoeBox Recycling to Recycle Shoes and Reduce Waste (prweb.com)
- Interview – Recycling of packaging or Blue Bins, what do your know about it? (bleneraida.wordpress.com)
- The Filabot will revolutionise the home 3D-printing market (guardian.co.uk)
- Do You Know How Many Types Of Plastic There Are? (recycledplasticpatiofurniture.wordpress.com)
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (petchary.wordpress.com)
- Schnitzer Steel, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Join to Relaunch Aloha Aina Recycling Drive (hawaiireporter.com)