Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment.
The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Making a new product requires a lot of materials and energy - raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated then transported to wherever it will be sold. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources, protect the environment and save money.
The (fast moving consumer goods companies’) response is really focusing on recycled content – they’ve set targets globally, to achieve at least 30 percent recycled content in all their plastic packaging,” according to Credit Suisse’s Head of Environmental.
Those companies, however, face a “fundamental issue” due to a lack of plastic recycling policies in their countries, Phineas Glover said.
Benefits of Recycling
Many products can be bought loose and in less packaging; products (such as screws and paint brushes); fruit and vegetables; meats and cheese; stationery
Take old carrier bags to the shop with you to use again , Scrap paper can be used both sides, for children's drawings, shopping lists
Choose products that come in packaging which you know can be recycled.
There are many forms of renewable energy. Most of these renewable energies depend in one way or another on sunlight. Wind and hydroelectric power are the direct result of differential heating of the Earth's surface which leads to air moving about (wind) and precipitation forming as the air is lifted. Solar energy is the direct conversion of sunlight using panels or collectors. Biomass energy is stored sunlight contained in plants. Other renewable energies that do not depend on sunlight are geothermal energy, which is a result of radioactive decay in the crust combined with the original heat of accreting the Earth, and tidal energy, which is a conversion of gravitational energy.
This form of energy relies on the nuclear fusion power from the core of the Sun. This energy can be collected and converted in a few different ways.
Wind energy can be used to pump water or generate electricity, but requires extensive areal coverage to produce significant amounts of energy.
This form uses the gravitational potential of elevated water that was lifted from the oceans by sunlight. It is not strictly speaking renewable
Geothermal energy is the heat from the Earth. It's clean and sustainable. Resources of geothermal energy range from the shallow ground to hot water and hot rock found a few miles
Oceans cover more than 70% of Earth's surface, making them the world's largest solar collectors. Just a small portion of the heat trapped in the ocean could power the world.
We have used biomass energy or bioenergy - the energy from organic matter - for thousands of years, ever since people started burning wood to cook food or to keep warm.