Hello World! Welcome Friends! One of the easiest ways to make an impact on the world we live in is to recycle. By recycling at home we make a conscious effort to preserve the positive, natural elements of our planet, by actively preventing the encouragement of the globe’s biggest threats; climate change and pollution.
Recycling responsibilities can be classed into three sections. Top level responsibilities fall at the feet of governments and NGO’s who are responsible for applying pressure to organizations and major corporations who flaunt the rules. Mid-level responsibility lies with businesses of all sizes who have a responsibility to the planet to keep their facilities mindful of the greater issues and waste clearance companies including Envirowaste help to handle the issues of recycling within businesses. The final level of responsibility is down to you. What you can do at home can impact the amount of waste we as a society produce on a daily basis. A small change is a positive change.
Recycling at home
It may not seem like a big contribution but recycling at home has a much wider impact than can possibly be imagined. Not only can you contribute positively towards preventing climate change, but you can also encourage those around you to think twice about our planet. If you have children, actively recycling while also educating your children about climate change and how it can help our world for future generations, helps to build curiosity and a level of responsibility that all of us should possess.
So how can we recycle at home? What should we be doing? The most fundamentally simple action we can take is to keep an eye on the amount of waste we are throwing away. This can be from food to packaging and paper. We throw away a massive amount of food every single year. We are guilty of following sell by and used by dates religiously when these dates only exist to legally protect big supermarkets. The reality is that most food can be eaten well past these dates.
What can you do with your kids to encourage recycling?
We are also obsessed with perfect looking foods. Anything that looks like it is on the turn will usually be thrown away. This is waste that could be prevented which in turn will help to preserve the planet. By wasting so much food a year, we are encouraging the global transport of foods – which means more lorries/trucks, planes and boats transporting the goods – leading to extra pollution and a greater strain on climate change. If you must throw foods away that you no longer want why not help your local community and food banks? Many schools support local food banks or homeless shelters, why not check if your child could take in a bag of canned goods to donate and get rid of any food you know you won’t use up?
Items like plastic bottles are extremely versatile, especially in the garden. You could not only encourage your kids to up-cycle, but you can also get them interested in a new hobby. Cutting a plastic bottle in half can make for a great, mini DIY greenhouse for new seeds. You can create a mini herb garden or vegetable garden and put your bottles to good use.
These materials can also be used to create pieces of arts or in crafts. Remember the early morning children’s shows that always used regular objects from around the house, to create fun and interesting pieces of art that you could do at home? Sites like Pinterest can offer up some great ideas on how to up-cycle and get you getting crafty at home.
Recycling at home doesn’t have to be about remembering what item to put in which bin, you can make it fun and integrate it into your daily life. Just tiny changes in attitude and habit can dramatically improve how much waste we create as a society and big changes always start at home.
I would love to hear about some of your recycling ideas! Leave a comment and tell me how you recycle in your home. Have a gorgeous day/night depending on where you are in the world! Go with God and remember to be kind to one another!
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