Can I Make the World Better?
You wake up and have breakfast of yoghurt in a plastic bottle, and some food in plastic wrap. Then the bottle and the wrap go into the bin. After this, you clean your room and throw away all the old handouts, as you like your desk to be neat and tidy. It takes not more than half an hour, but this time is enough for ten trees to be cut down as well as one hundred plastic bottles and more than one thousand meters of plastic wrap to be produced. Unfortunately, it will take more than one hundred and fifty years for a new tree to grow and for a single plastic bottle to dissolve.
The solution is recycling. Substitute plastic with recyclable materials and use paper, metal and glass efficiently and you will contribute greatly to the creation of sustainable environment. I can foresee several arguments due to which you can object to recycling, but if given a bit of consideration, they will prove to be groundless.
Recycling procedures are tiresome and difficult to remember, aren’t they? Not a bit. There are several simple sorting rules that you will learn as soon as you start following them. Is a little mental effort not worth making if it means you do something important for the whole planet?
“Buying food in recyclable packaging is more expensive”, you will contradict. No, it isn’t. When you bring bottles to a bottle bank, you get your money back and actually save, helping the environment. Many supermarkets also introduce environmentally friendly schemes, selling food in cartons at reduced prices. All you have to do is a little research to find the right shopping place.
Recycling is the way to help our planet and save it for next generations. And this is something that each of you can do. Just try and you will see the…