16 Mar Global Recycling Day 2020
This day aims to help bring recognition to the importance of recycling and the role it plays in preserving our invaluable natural resources. The mission is clear, and that is to get the message across to all world leaders that recycling is a global issue that concerns everyone. It does not end there, the general public is also urged to come together and think of ways to eradicate waste.
The theme this year is #RecyclingHeroes and this will acknowledge the people, places and activities that showcase what an important role recycling plays in contributing to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future which will benefit all. We will take a closer look at Greta Thunberg, as she embodies this term to the core. Greta is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition. She is known for her straightforward speaking manner, in which she urges immediate action to address the climate crisis.
Source: Time Magazine
In May last year, Thunberg was featured on the cover of Time magazine, which named her a “next-generation leader” and said that many see her as a role model. Her can-do attitude is what sets her apart from the rest. We need more people like her, who are proactive and determined to make a difference.
So in high spirits to commemorate the 18th of March 2020, we have a little poster to help guide you when recycling at home, school or in the workplace:
Recycling is a key part of the circular economy, helping to protect our natural resources. A generational mind shift should occur when analysing what we throw away – seeing it not as waste, but as opportunity. When you think of recycling you should really think about the whole idea; reduce, reuse and recycle. If you don’t need it, don’t get it. If you have to get it, get something that can be used again. Conservation is an important part of the recycling issue. By increasing recycling and the use of recycled raw materials, we can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Everyone can contribute to the global issue at hand and protect our planet for future generations.