Global Recycling Day


Have you ever heard of a day to celebrate recycling? It’s true! It’s called Global Recycling Day, and it happens on March 18th! This year, the theme is all about recognizing #RecyclingHeroes.

Recycling is when we take old or used materials, like paper, plastic, glass, and metal, and turn them into new things instead of throwing them away. Recycling is like magic, we turn old things into new things, just like a superhero! These heroes can be anyone who helps our planet by recycling. Maybe it’s you, sorting your paper and plastic at home or maybe it’s a collector who picks up all the recycled items from your neighborhood.Why recycling is so important?
• Instead of throwing things away, we can find hidden treasures inside them. Old bottles turn into new bottles, and cardboard boxes become toys. This saves trees, water, and even the energy needed to make brand-new things.
• Recycling helps to reduce pollution. When materials are thrown away and left to rot in landfills, they can release harmful chemicals into the air and water. By recycling them instead, we can prevent pollution and keep our environment clean and healthy.
• Recycling saves energy. For example, recycling aluminum cans uses 95% less energy than making new ones from raw materials.
• Recycling creates jobs and helps the economy. When we recycle materials, we need people to collect, sort, and process them. This creates employment opportunities and helps to support local communities.How can you be a Recycling Hero?
• Look up what things you can recycle in your area and put them in the right bin. Plastic bottles go in one bin, and paper goes in another.
• We can start by reducing our waste. This means being mindful of what we buy and trying to choose products with less packaging.
• We can spread the word about the importance of recycling and encourage others to join us in our efforts. Whether it’s talking to friends and family, sharing information on social media, or getting involved in local recycling initiatives, every little bit helps.
• Reuse things whenever you can, like refilling water bottles. And of course, recycle everything you can.By working together, we can all be Recycling Heroes and make the world a cleaner, healthier place. So next time you throw something away, remember the power of recycling, and who knows, you might just be saving the planet!

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Rtr. Kavindya Prabhashi
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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Rtr. Sumaiya Sadeek
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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