Global warming is a huge topic at the moment and the biggest known cause of it is waste. The waste from machinery like cars and buses, as well as factory waste contribute to the troubles we have with global warming today. Being able to do something about global warming is a privilege and it can often feel like nothing you do can truly make a difference. You’re wrong.
In your home, you probably have two or three different waste bins. One would be for wet waste; such as food leftovers and wet tissues. One would be for plastic containers and bags and the last one would be for recyclable materials. It can be a pain, sometimes, to separate things that you perhaps once lobbed into just one bin without thinking about it, but recycling is doing so much more than just organizing your household rubbish.
As a species, humans go through so much waste that the landfills are overflowing, meaning we are forcing a loss of biodiversity by moving into other habitats and destroying surrounding nature. Recycling at home is just one place you can make a difference, so never think that how your household rubbish is handled would mean nothing. These are the following ways that household paper recycling can help the planet:
Paper is one of the world’s biggest energy consumers. It actually takes less energy to produce recycled paper than it does regular paper, and reducing the consumption of energy reduces the gas emissions that affect the ozone layer. Wherever you can, use recycled paper and food that has packaging which is recyclable. These small changes in your life can make such a difference to the world around you, which is exactly what so many try to achieve.
Did you know that our trees on our planet help to reduce global warming? They hold carbon dioxide and for every ton of recycled paper, seventeen of our trees are prevented from being cut down. Rainforests and other expanses of forestry are rapidly decreasing in size, which is one of the biggest reasons a digital age is going to save the planet. Digital working means less printing and less print production, saving paper production and thus, saving our trees.
When you recycle your waste, you take on a responsibility to the world around you. It can also instinctively cut down how much you buy that ends up as waste. Aside from the obvious environmental benefits of recycling, recycling creates jobs. When there is a need for the world’s landfill to be reduced and everywhere around the country offers a recycling program, there are jobs created.
In a tough economic climate, the creation of important jobs in the environment can only be a positive. Recycling is something that creates ethical jobs, raises awareness of the issues around the globe and builds communities who work together to do more for the world around them. Your efforts are vital for the continuation of the planet as we know it, so there’s every chance to do more for the world around you.