Looking at my involvement for recycling, I will say..there are so much more effort that I could do than effort I've made at this time being. Recycling habit has been in my mind and even my thesis topic for my bachelor degree 15 years ago titled Used of Recycled Material in Packaging.
Our society take a short cut, with DO NOT CARE attitude towards rubbish they produced. The fact is by throw away the rubbish and assuming that the responsibility stop till that point is totally WRONG. Have we ever think where the rubbish that we threw end up?????? Waste that could be recycled ends up in landfill sites is harmful to the environment.
Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment but did you know that:
• 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
• 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
• 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
• 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
YES recycling need effort by sorting out your waste by categories them accordingly to material. When you truly practice them, you will found that you got nothing much left need to be picked up by garbage truck.
Do you know that leftover food or rotten vegetables can be tossed onto a compost pile where they will breakdown and can be used to put vitamins and minerals back into depleted soil. It's such an easy way to give back to the environment.
Bring your own container when tapowing your food. The bad news is styrofoam is manufactured from petroleum. It's highly flammable and a chemical called benzene, which is a known human carcinogen, is used in its production. This material takes an incredibly long time to break down in the environment and additionally, animals may ingest it which blocks their digestive tracts and ultimately causes starvation. Given the nature of styrofoam, it's surprising that such an energy intensive, oil sucking and toxic substance is allowed to be use as packaging for food; particularly for Malaysian that so used to tapow culture, where hot food has direct contact with it. STOP being ignorance for something that we feel convenience. It may harm our body in silence.
Bring your own bag whenever you do your shopping...Avoid taking plastic bag. Yup some seller might look at you strangely... but who care..
Small effort does make a different. So guys.. start recycling:)