Recycling is clearly the path the world follows at the moment to ensure minimal damage to the environment and sustainable growth.
There need not be any elaboration on the need and importance of these in todays and the world of the future. While governments and corporates and industries all around the world are picking up recycling as the next best social agenda with a positive externality, here is what you can do personally at home to make your small but immensely valuable contribution to the cause.
Always buy recycled
You can support recycling by feeding the recycling loop not only by recycling, but also purchasing and thus increasing the demand for recycled products. You can find a huge array of recycled content from furniture to stationery.
You should consider rearranging the plumbing in your home so that wastewater from your taps and shower and rainwater can be used to flush toilets. In case you own a garden, you can water it with whatever bathwater or rainwater is left over.
Recycle the greenery
Your garden cuttings as well as your green kitchen waste can be composted. In case you don’t own your own garden, try finding neighbors or community gardens which are ready to make use of your waste.
You can choose to recycle your cellular phone by giving it to someone who needs it rather than trashing it. If you happen to have any major appliance which doesn’t work anymore and you are looking to replace it instead of fixing it, try offering it to trade schools, local repairing shops, or hobbyists who can tinker with it. Some companies like auctioning giant EBay have programs to help you sell your used electronics.
Charity is recycling
You can try giving away your unwanted household objects to various charity programmes. Try giving away the clothes which don’t fit any longer, scented soaps which don’t appeal to you any longer. Make sure that your house has a rule that no useable will go into the trash unless you’ve tried giving it to charity. This actually allows you to recycle your goods while adding making a difference in the lives of many.
Remember that garbage might be an artist’s delight
In case you happen to know anyone who is interested in recycled goods as a material for a piece of art, you can offer to supply them to him. School children often need items like used papers or other house waste for their art projects. Experienced artists might use anything that might be garbage to you. If you know anyone who conducts art classes, you can suggest them to emphasize on creating art from garbage. You can also try to explain to them the upside of using recycled papers and biodegradables, glues, pencils and paints that are devoid of harmful chemicals etc.
Just changing a few ways will make you able to contribute to the cause of a greener tomorrow for your child and the future generations. Don’t underestimate an individual’s seemingly small input to a global cause. Adding billions of individual inputs from all across the globe can ensure a healthier and cleaner future for everyone.