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2 November 2012
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
I don’t know about you but before I became aware of the importance of recycling I didn’t eat a bag of chips and think “Can this bag be thrown away somewhere specific so it can be used again?” I also wouldn’t have thought of the idea that someone else might have already eaten chips out of a percentage of this bag before my lunch that day. It’s a crucial cycle that our generation must learn; how to think first, and then act! Especially when it comes to dealing with the well being of our home planet, because it’s obvious we could give her a little more TLC than we have been in the last hundred years. I am now very aware that recycling is a huge factor in maintaining a good environment, or better yet refurbishing a non-healthy environment. Please consider a few important factors next time you have the overwhelming urge to not think twice before throwing that Mountain Dew bottle in the regular trash can whilst fating that piece of plastic to an eternity at the bottom of a landfill. Think about these few vital interests; source conservation, job creation, and pollutant reduction.
Source conservation is just as vital as saving the starving children of Africa; actually they go hand in hand just like everything does in our environment. Yet, source conservation gets overlooked quite frequently by a lot of people, and a lot of people being just the standard measurement of my common observation of carelessness. Let me first explain what source conservation is in relation to recycling. Everything that is marketed in stores today and almost everything in life comes from a source of origin. Let’s use a bottle of water for example. The bottles structure is made of plastic. Plastic is a petrochemical compound i.e. it is made out of oil, and is taken from the very same barrels as our gasoline. So, with that being said we essentially have to...