The great benefits of recycling

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“Individual efforts can combine for a worldwide combat”

Santashae’ Ascento, Jaryn Martin, Kianna Franks

Throughout the ages the world has amassed a collection of waste, greatly depleted the Earth’s resources and caused an exponential increase in the amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted. Subsequently, we are faced with what is termed as the “greenhouse effect” which is the main culprit in the unnatural heating of the planet.

Global warming presents us with many very real problems, the likes of which include increasingly powerful hurricanes, harsher summers and winters, rising sea levels which can lead to flooding in low-lying lands and destruction of habitats.

For these reasons it is imperative that we make efforts towards living more sustainably.

Some simple steps you can implement to lessen your burden on the planet will be to follow the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Conserve the Earth’s natural resources and energy by reducing what you use. Limit the amount of electricity, water and other resources you consume when possible by unplugging electronics that aren’t in use or turning off the flow of water whilst washing in the shower.

Instead of discarding things when you’re done with them, ask yourself if you can reuse it. For instance doubling a plastic bag as a bin liner after you’re finished with it or turning an old T-shirt into a rag. Finding new uses for old things is a great way to reduce the amount of waste you create.

But what do you do if you can’t find a way to reuse an item or are just looking to maybe clear out some things? Recycling is a great option. Things like plastic, glass, tin, aluminium, and paper can all be recycled and made into new things which means we use less resources that aren’t so readily replaced

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Published Apr 27, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 27, 2017 at 12:20 am)

The great benefits of recycling

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