Recycling and Waste
Before we start discussing the benefits of recycling and how we can promote it into our communities, we need to know what recycling is. Recycling is the process of converting old, unused and waste materials into a new form of usable materials. We can recycle metals, wood, glass, plastic, paper, and textiles to use it again and again.
Recycling has so many benefits for individuals, community, and environment. Recycling helps us reduce pollution. By recycling waste, we reduce the number of waste materials sent to landfills and incinerators. And as a result, less amount of harmful emissions are sent to air, water, and soil. Another benefit is to save and conserve the natural resources mainly minerals and wood. We can also save a large amount of energy used in the process of producing new materials in comparison to that needed for recycling process. From an economic view, recycling is very beneficial, too. Recycling process needs a lot of laborers so it provides a lot of jobs opportunities. Those individuals will be able to meet their own needs and become beneficial to their community. This process also provides huge income which helps develop the economic conditions in the community as a whole.
To achieve such a successful achievement through recycling, we need to make people aware of the importance and benefits of recycling. We need to encourage them to recycle their waste instead of binning them. We can do some in many ways. First of all, we can make a good use of advertisements on TVs, newspapers, social media, and even posters on the streets. The second thing is to place recycling bins at parks, sidewalks and transport stations next to the waste bins to encourage people to throw their recyclable waste in them. The most important point is to educate individuals, especially little kids and students at schools and universities to raise the awareness of the new generation. Finally, an excellent way to encourage recycling is to inform people about the huge environmental, economic benefits.