Quite simply, recycling is one of the best methods we have of protecting and conserving the natural world we live in. By re-using old materials, we can save the energy it would take to produce new ones.
Sounds easy enough, right? Yet many of us still forget to do our bit for the environment – which is exactly why Earth Day is a great opportunity to demonstrate a personal commitment to conserving energy, and to teach the next generation why we need to recycle so they can continue this good work.
Here are some easy and eco-friendly activities you can do this April 22nd, and every day afterwards:
How Do We Recycle?
Do you have a recycling bin at home? Start by making sure you know what materials you should be recycling, e.g. plastic, glass and paper, then check with your local council to see whether they provide a collection service. If not, find out where the nearest recycling bank is and vow to make regular trips.
If you’d like to go one step further, set up a compost bin – this is a highly effective way of turning household waste into nutrient-rich soil for the garden, whilst reducing the amount that’s dumped on landfill sites.
When you’re doing the laundry, go green! Persil has some helpful tips to guide you – you can save energy (and money!) by using a quick wash cycle or by washing at 30°C rather than at a hotter temperature. What better reason to offer someone who asks why do we recycle?
Try also to switch common chemical products with greener alternative like vinegar, as shown in this video: