José Simón Elarba: Recycling, a practice accessible to all, is a simple task that does not require major changes in our daily lives, especially after improvements in this field in recent years. However, it could still be done much more than what is currently done. We produce waste and in more cases than we should, not separated or not conveniently do. In some European countries, 50% of waste is recycled and increasing the percentage of people classified materials that can be recycled or to be allocated in a specific reservoir to prevent contamination and damage.
So, why is important to recycle? Recycling helps extend the life and usefulness of resources. Its benefits, therefore, be for both humans and the environment.
Regarding industries, the recycling process consists of three stages: collection, sorting and manufacturing, from the outset that begins in our homes or elsewhere (institutions, companies, etc.) to the following phases, and then continue with the process to turn them into recycled products are grouped. Finally, they will return to consumers. Thus, again and again.
Recycling paper prevents a lot of unnecessary logging and pollution of large quantities of water involved in papermaking, and so does recycling of other products made from natural resources. Forests are disappearing, it is one of the saddest realities and our world today. Every minute, we lose 400,000 square meters of forest and is mainly due to the production of paper. A plant takes about 20 years to become a tree. Then, a tree is used to make 700 paper bags, which are used in a normal supermarket in less than an hour.
Jose Simon Elarba points out that in our home, recycling organic or inorganic waste can have endless uses, functional, decorative or artistic uses, so also saved money. In the creative recycling, be kind to the planet pays off.
By [José Simón Elarba].