Recycling: Fast Facts
When it comes to recycling doing a little can help a lot. As limited resources become more
limited, and as the impact of waste places a bigger burden on the environment, the time for
action is now. While the actions of one may not be enough to correct all the problems the
world faces, the role of the individual should not be underrated in the journey towards a
cleaner, more efficient, and future.
Did you know?
One recycled tin could offset the environmental impact of 3 hours of watching television.
On a daily basis, if you watch 3 hours of TV per day, you could simply recycle any tins that
you consume during the day and sit back watching the TV safe in the knowledge that your
not contributing negatively to the environment.
Recycled Paper uses 70% less energy to produce. The next time you pick up paper, why not
consider opting for a recycled sheet? If your a business you may find that your customers
may treat this as a positive signal – if you care for the environment then your more likely to
care for them as a customer.
16% of energy consumption in manufacture goes into the packaging. Maybe you don't
judge a book by its cover, or the products your want to buy based on the packaging, but you
may be surprised to find that the investment businesses make in packaging comes at a
price – to the environment.
9 out of 10 people think recycling is too hard. If recycling was made easier then 9 out of 10
people would be more likely to do it. If your an employer then why not consider providing
your employees with the tools they need to make recycling possible and effortless? Even if
you don't own a business what's stopping you from going out and helping your neighbours
Teach A Man How to Fish...
If your recycling then your doing your bit and ensuring that your contribution towards the
environment is a positive one. In short your an asset to the environment and your input
will be appreciated by your grandchildren in years to come. However, imagine how much
more impact you could have if you managed to get others to do the same as you.
That's right, rather than just doing your bit why not get others to follow suit? You could get
your family and friends to do the same thing, and then get them to get their friends to
recycle and so on. In doing so the impact of your actions could multiply exponentially.
If you ensure that you do your bit, and do your best to get others on board then the
problem of environment change could well be one that has less ramifications than it looks
like it might if things continue as they are now. Make sure that you can say you've done
your bit, and that you get as much people as you can on board.