World Recycle Day
“Don’t Throw away, Recycle each day”
Every year, billions of natural resources are transformed into products and consumables. It is expected that there will come a day when earth will be left with no primary resources like water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals. What is the solution?
How can we save our primary natural resources before it’s too late?
We must think about what we throw away. We must see waste as an opportunity to save earth.
Global Recycling Day is an initiative of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR). 18th March, 2018 was the day when it was celebrated for the very first time. It was introduced to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance of recycling and the role it plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a Day for the world to come together, and put the planet first.
Why celebrate Global Recycling Day?
The aim is to change the mindset of governments, businesses, communities, and individuals around the world, to see recyclables as a resource and not waste, to introduce recyclables as the seventh resource.
Recycling will inspire people to think outside the box, especially youth. How can they turn waste into an opportunity? How important it is to save the natural resources we have? Recycling Day aims to educate people and innovate the idea of creating goods out of waste for a brighter future for our planet.
People from all around the world are invited to show their support for recycling. This small initiative will create a huge impact. People will start thinking about recycling and how it can be used as an opportunity. It will also inspire businesses, technology and entrepreneurs globally to work on innovation, concepts and ideas for better recycling practices in the future.
“THINK OUTSIDE THE TRASH – RECYCLE”
The seventh resource (Recycling), whether industrial or at home, is a healthy initiative since it reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, saves energy, increases economic security, saves more carbon dioxide emissions each year than the aviation industry generates. It employs 3 million people, contributes over 200 billion US Dollars to the world economy, and by 2025 is projected to add 400 billion dollars to global GDP. The cost of failure to raise awareness around recycling would be high for our planet with detrimental effects not only to the environment but also to our health and the global economy. That is why this day is important to celebrate. At the end of the day, earth is all we have in common. The future of the planet’s environmental wellbeing is too important not to be a global concern. The power of the Seventh Resource must be recognized at a global level.