“When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do.” – Pam Shoemaker

Recycling is an emerging and hot topic right now, and rightly so it is an important method of saving the majority of our waste from landfill sites. Waste sent to landfill results in further use of virgin materials, and a negative impact upon the environment in terms of leeching and CO2 emissions. In fact, the recycling industry reduces CO2 emissions by 700 million tons per year, which is the equivalent of offsetting the total CO2 emissions of the aviation industry each year!

To put envronement first priority, a day is celebrated to help to recognize the importance of recycling and to restore the resources because every year earth yields millions of tons of natural resources to be transformed into consumable. At some point, there will be nothing left. That’s why as a planet we must, think again about what we throw away, seeing is not a waste, but an opportunity.

Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. And now it is been celebrated on 18, march .It is a Day for the whole world to come together, and put the planet first and help people to think of recyclables as a resource — as the planet’s Seventh Resource in fact, after the six natural resources (water, air, coal, oil, natural gas, and minerals). All of our primary resources need conserving, and recycling is a huge help in this as it reduces our use of them significantly.

Intention of celebratim this day is to change the mindset of governments, businesses, communities, and above all individuals and making them think of recycling as a resource instead of just waste. It also aims to reinforce the idea that recycling is a global issue and needs to be tackled as such in order to make big changes.

According to a study, global production of waste will increase from 3.5 million tons per day in 2010 to 6 million tone per day in 2025. Given these alarming statistics, it is important that we become aware and act individually to see the value of recycling (like Germany which is recycling 65% of its waste) and how this waste can be reconverted.

Reasonable benefits which recycling gives us are

1.Promotes responsible consumption

2.saves Natural Resources

3.saves energy

4.Save money

5.Create employment

Now if you consider yourself an active recycler, then come up with uthese Top Ten Tips to make sure you can definitely award yourself that #RecyclingHero title

1. Use reusable cups and bottles

2. Bring your own bags

3. Save the leftovers

4. Recycle old tech products

5. Go paperless

6. Buy better eco-friendly products

7. Make smarter disposal decisions

8. Support recycling businesses

About the Author: Iqra Ateeq is a student of environmental Sciences at GCWUS. She is a keen Climate activist and love to write for environment and nature. She is a nature lover by heart and a green blogger.