Recycle to Save the Planet
- Global warming
- Acid Rain
- Landfill sites exhausted
The list goes on and on, but why should we recycle to save the planet?
If we want to leave our planet in a fit and habitable condition for the generations
still to come, we really have no other choice!
Green living has to become a way of life for the good of us all.
What actually is recycling?
Basically, it is re-using the things we already have so we don’t have to keep
producing more and more things to just throw away.
Makes sense, don’t you think!
Grey Living vs. Green Living…you choose!
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Help the environment and Save the Planet by Recycling
Obviously the first priority is to start helping the environment where you live.
For information on what to do, try checking out your local library or town hall; they will generally be able to give you pamphlets and leaflets with all the relevant information you need.
There are so many small things you can do that will make a difference such as:
- Turning off lights when you leave a room
- Lowering your heating by a degree or two
- Use friendlier modes of transport
- Buy locally grown produce
- Take showers instead of baths
You will find a huge number of ways to improve your efforts of recycling, when you begin your drive to, green living; and start working on ideas to save the planet.
The United States of America, produces 390 billion pounds of garbage each and every year, and the job of finding places to dispose of it, is a serious environmental and economic challenge.
See the video below for an insight into the challenges involved
in our quest to save the planet.
To see the video in full screen, click on the arrrows in the bottom right corner.
Start your recycling efforts at home.
We can all play our part in the endeavours to save our planet.
However small the part you play in recycling, when combined with the efforts of everybody else playing their part: it makes a huge difference on a global scale.
- A good place to begin, is to get the family actively involved.
- Rewards for the younger ones maybe, to get things underway.
- It’s about adopting good sound practices, until they become second nature.
Remember, good habits are the same as bad habits, they are something you did habitually untill they became second nature.
I understand most schools these days have programs to teach the benefits of recycling so it would be a good idea to check on their advice.
Many people believe that it’s a hard undertaking to coordinate a recycling centre at home;
but with some creativity and planning it can be fairly easy to do.
Just think how much better you will feel about yourself, playing your part to take care of the environment and maybe helping to save the planet for the future generations still to come.