THE POWER OF PURITY
The amount of waste we create increases year by year. Waste increases proportionally with the increase of wealth, population and non-biodegradable products and packaging used by companies. Increase in wealth in a country strengthens purchasing power, resulting more waste. Annual increase of the world's population proportionally increases waste (waste/person). Companies, often decide to use non-biodegradable packaging, which again increases waste on an annual basis.
WHAT IS RECYCLING
Waste has a huge negative impact on the environment. Non-biodegradable waste triggers a chain reaction. It contributes to global warming and deforestation. Deforestation results habitat destruction. Species losing their home due to the latter mentioned effects are in danger of extinction. Landfill sites also release harmful landfill gases including greenhouse gas. Landfill gas is a mixture of different gases created by microorganisms from waste within the landfill. It compounds of approximately 40-60% methane, with a remainder of carbon dioxide - both known as greenhouse gases. These landfill gases have an influence on climate change.
THE IMPORTANCE OF RECYCLING
Recycling helps to stop the chain reaction and reverse negative side effects. It helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. Hypothetically, if every material and packaging was recyclable, landfill sites would cease to exist, which means that landfill gases, global warming and deforestation could be slowed down and potentially reversed. Recycling also reduces the need for raw materials, which has the potential to reverse deforestation and safe the rainforests.
IMPORTANCE TO PEOPLE
Recycling is especially essential to cities around the world and to the people living in them. Landfill sites are filling up fast, almost all landfill sites around big cities in Europe and the US are expected to be full by 2028.
Long term investment for economic success
Recycling helps to reduce financial expenditure in the economy. The use of raw materials is wasteful regarding energy and cost. State and non-state owned companies could save up in a long term by recycling their products. This way we could preserve natural resources for future generations.