Recycling is not a concept practiced by every household in this country. Only a few households are practicing this. However, hopefully in near future every single household will have recyclable materials ready on their doorstep for collection. Some areas in the country have been recycling for some time now and the recycling rates are very higher than the average. These areas have already begun expanding their range of recyclable materials and that includes wastes from the garden and kitchen that are usable for composting, as well as recycling plastic materials.
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It has become very natural for us to throw away our things without even thinking about it. Instead of throwing our things away, we can:
Repair furniture instead of dumping it into the trash. An expert craftsman can make your old furniture look like new.
Old chairs and sofas can be re-upholstered. Old chairs can also be re-caned.
Buy less stuff! Buy second-hand
A huge portion of our trash may still be very usable for other people. Instead of throwing things in the trash, we can sell them at flea markets, tag sales and thrift shops, where they will find a new home, instead of ending up in the dumpster.
Refuse packaging where possible
For every single dollar that you spend in purchasing a certain product, an average of 30 cents is for the product’s packaging.
The best choice is to reduce our waste at all cost. Most of us barely look at what goes into our trash bin. You might be surprised to find out that a huge percentage of our trash is still very usable. One good example is the huge corporate offices that upgrade their computer system and just throw out the old computers. Even the computers which are in perfectly usable condition go into the trash, just because they are outdated. It is such a waste, because these computers are upgradeable just by reformatting them and installing more updated software.
A huge part of the world is already facing a shortage of water supply. A lot of the lakes and rivers in the poor countries of Central Asia have already dried up. Even the rich states in the United States are experiencing the same water shortage. The Colorado River which was once roaring with water is no longer as mighty as it used to be. At present, it does not have enough water to flow to the sea.
The water that flows from your tap is collected from the skies and they fall in the form of snow, rain or hail. The water from the sky goes through the process of collection, storage, cleaning until it is safe enough for drinking. Once the water is safe for drinking then it gets pumped to pipes and flows out of your tap. Other sources of water are deep wells, reservoirs, streams and rivers.