The Keep Liberty Beautiful Summer Interns at the Liberty County Youth Summer Employment Program were on a mission to investigate and share – What Is Recycling? Shyanne McCoy, NiKaylah Coprick and Brianna Tucker wanted to share with the Liberty County community.
Each of us should help keep as much garbage out of the landfill as possible. The three Rs of waste management are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and they will all keep our earth clean. Reducing means reducing the amount of waste we generate. Here’s a simple strategy to reduce your waste generation: Bring reusable bags to the grocery store. Most stores sell canvas or durable plastic shopping bags that can be used over and over. Finding new ways to use items that would otherwise be thrown away is the essence of reuse.
There are a number of ways you can reuse goods to help minimize your garbage production: Clean your closet. Maybe your size has changed. Maybe your tastes have changed. Instead of throwing away the clothes you no longer want, give them to someone who needs them. Recycling refers to the process of turning something old and worthless (like plastic milk bottles) into something new and valuable (like picnic benches, play equipment and bins. recycling).
Recycling involves the three steps below, which create a continuous loop, represented by the familiar recycling symbol.
Step 1 Collection and treatment: Several methods of collecting recyclable materials, including curbside collection, drop-off centers, and deposit or refund programs. After collection, the recyclable materials are sent to a recovery facility to be sorted, cleaned and made into materials used in manufacturing.
Step 2 Manufacturing: More and more products today are made with recycled content. Everyday household items containing recycled materials include newspapers, paper, napkins, aluminum, plastic, glass soda containers, steel cans, and plastic laundry detergent bottles.
Step 3 Purchase new products made from recycled materials: You help close the recycling loop by purchasing new products made from recycled materials. There are thousands of products that contain recycled content. When shopping, look for products that can be easily recycled, products that contain recycled content.
Most of the products we use on a daily basis are made from recycled materials. Bottles and containers are generally made from recycled plastic. Nevertheless, it can also be used to make park benches, picnic tables, patio furniture, play equipment, and recycling bins. Sleeping bags, backpacks and mats are all made from recycled plastic. Recycling materials alone can lead to a surprising number of things. As a result, an almost endless number of objects in everyday life may have been something different at once. This is something to consider while spending an extra minute sorting recyclables from garbage. The recycling steps are easy to use and focus on the environment. Our world is a melting pot of recycled products. It is our responsibility to make this land more beautiful through recycling.
Anyone can recycle, whether you are very young or much older. Different businesses, communities and households use recycling to improve our environment and control our waste production. Through multiple types of research and testing, human behavior can influence recycling rates by a significant margin. There have been advancements in recycling technology which gives us more options when it comes to recycling. These options include RFID technology, GP readers that have been placed in trash cans, or gasification.
As the human population increases, one of the many concerns is waste management. Thanks to our technological advances, we can take recycling to a new level efficiently and more efficiently.
First, RFID monitors and calculates our waste collection and recycling efforts. RFID tags on garbage cans and garbage vehicles keep track of recyclable materials and the households they come from. The calculations cannot be changed or erroneous, which makes the collection more precise.
Second, GP readers help track recycling bin locations. GPs readers determine where to place containers based on recycling activity in different areas.
Finally, gasification creates clean synthetic gas through the use of waste for energy production. It replaces fossil fuels, refines oil, and reprocesses waste to produce green diesel. These technologies are three of the many methods for recycling the waste that we create.
Besides using technology for the advancement of recycling, we can be more involved by using different methods in our households and our daily lives. Once you understand the recycling process, you can decide what to recycle and know where to put your recyclables. Before you start recycling, be sure to research recycling procedures in your city or region. Next, identify your recyclables with their labeled identification codes, so you will know if they need to be recycled. If any of your recyclables have been recently used, clean them thoroughly. Then, separate your recyclables accordingly if your local recycling system requires it. Finally, know which recyclable materials to recycle. For example, a pizza box is made of cardboard. But if there is grease and possibly food stains, it could contaminate other recyclables once they have been processed. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of what to recycle and how to recycle them properly. There are a lot of things we can’t recycle. Yet if we identify which ones can be recycled, it will help reduce our waste generation in the long run.
Recycling helps conserve important raw materials for the future. When recycled materials are used in the manufacturing process, the amount of energy used is comparatively less. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials, thereby reducing pollution. It also saves energy which reduces the greenhouse gases released, thus helping to fight against climate change. When we recycle, less waste goes to landfill. Recycling and using recycled products will save you money. Recycling helps prevent plastic products from ending up in the ocean. When recycled materials are used to make new products, it reduces the need to fell trees and consume natural resources, thereby preserving natural habitats.
There are consequences not to recycle, and one would be pollution. Earth, air, water, everything will be polluted. If everything was thrown away when it could be recycled, the landfill would fill up and be unable to cope with this enormous load. It would also create unpleasant odors and end up being toxic due to all the harmful chemicals. When we don’t recycle, reuse, and shrink, we are destroying natural habitats.
Recycling affects everyone and everything on earth. If we don’t take care of our home, she can’t take care of us. Everything we know will be destroyed by piles of garbage. We shouldn’t just sit around and wait for the garbage to go away on its own. We have to get involved and do it ourselves.
As a reminder, we look forward to having you with us on August 21, 2021 to conduct the Great Georgia Pollinator Census from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the KLB office. Please confirm your attendance at https://bit.ly/pollencensus to make sure we have enough supplies and food.
If you would like more information on recycling or how you can volunteer with Keep Liberty Beautiful, email [email protected] or call (912) 880-4888. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook @keeplibertybeautiful or on the site: www.keeplibertybeautiful.org.