What do we call a wrong act on the environment? A wrong act is any activity conducted by an individual, company or community that can be detrimental to the environment. We are going to name 3 wrong acts that some people do almost spontaneously which lead to environmental degradation.
Less than 30% of the 25,000 tons of plastics generated each year in Europe are recyclable. Of the 75% of plastics produced that become waste, only 9% are recycled. Moreover, very often the waste ends up in the oceans. This means that we could find more plastic waste than fish in the oceans by 2025 if things don’t change.
We all have in our house some items that we don’t use, or not anymore, which catches dust at the bottom of a cupboard. These are items of our childhood, some household appliances which doesn’t really work anymore, or even a gift that was given to you but which you don’t like and you don’t intend to use. Hence, this resourceful article to help you render the useless into something more… practical. This will prevent you from wasting by throwing away an item that is still be usable. But first and foremost, it allows you to protect the planet, a core value that does not leave anyone indifferent. So, how use old and unused items in our daily life ?
Waste management has been a global concern that has encouraged various nations to think about how to implement recycling effectively. Recycling is the method of converting waste into valuable resources. The procedure involves several steps: the collection of old used items, their decontamination and their transformation into something completely new. The more individuals take into this practice, being more aware of the Earth’s resources and consciously evaluating of their recyclability, the easier the whole process.
As the beautiful festive Christmas is approaching, everyone is busy in the hustle and bustle of their lives. Looking for sustainable gifts or ways to waste less this Christmas? Here is a list of some absolutely easy and thoughtful ecological tips below that can help you to bring new initiatives. These Eco-friendly tips can help to prevent environmental damage and at the same time make a holly jolly sustainable Christmas.
Air pollution is recognized as the most alarming problem that occurs around the world because of its harmful impact on health and the environment. In other words, it means the contamination of the air through harmful substances into the earth’s atmosphere where it can cause difficult for living things to survive. It may not always be visible, but it can be deadly. Hence, it is also known as an invisible, silent killer that is spreading like a bushfire affecting the world.
Au sein d’un monde préoccupé par l’environnement, il est important de transmettre nos gestes et projets aux plus jeunes afin de perpétuer l’amélioration des conditions environnementales. En effet, nous évoluons avec de nouvelles astuces, de nouvelles idées et de nouvelles motivations sur ce sujet depuis quelques années. C’est pourquoi, il est important de transmettre cette attention écologique aux plus jeunes pour qu’ils continuent dans cette voie et atteignent l’objectif d’une planète en bonne santé. Une technique s’est alors développé : apprendre à préserver l’environnement tout en s’amusant.
It is not surprising to state that the amount of waste produced by our modern consumerist society is threatening the Earth. This waste whether incinerated, abandoned or buried in nature, takes many years to degrade itself. That is why recycling is the best way to protect our environment. We need to reduce the harmful impact of our waste for the betterment of the future generation. Recycling can give a second life to salvageable materials. So, what is recycling more precisely? And what are the impacts generated by non-recycled waste?
From waste collection to its transformation into a new product
Recycling starts with waste collection and sorting. It is then followed by the reduction of the tonnage of recovered materials which are then re-used in a new production cycle. A lot of material can be recycled. These include paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, electronic (including electrical equipment) and finally, metals like aluminium and iron objects. There are three main categories of wastes: household, toxic and industrial. We can also add green waste, which are the recyclable plant residue.
After being recycled, the materials are transformed into new products: stationery, textile, container, fiberglass, metal objects… Therefore, a recycling company can take care of transforming these wastes into few reusable products. They tend to adapt and execute the process in accordance to the material available. This recycling process can be either mechanical, chemical or organic.
There are multiple benefits in recycling. Firstly, it participates in the prevention of wastage concerning our natural resources. Moreover, recycling represents new opportunities of job creation: From collection and sorting, to incineration, storage or processing, machine operation, and even security: It will need a lot of people to take care about these!
Greenhouse effect, climate change, development of toxic substances
Like we said before, wastes take several years even decades to degrade themselves in nature. If some materials are biodegradable, others are inert. Most of those being inert, participate in the pollution of the planet with an increase CO2 emission. On large scale, this pollution causes the greenhouse effect who stop the infra-red rays and the warming climatic.
In addition, untreated wastes promote the development of bacteria and toxic substances. They contaminate humans needs: water, air, fauna and flora. The waste is carried by the wind as well as the rainwater that flows into the streams and oceans. This waste is taken away by the wind or rainwater that is responsible of this pollution in oceans and nature.
Soil fertility can also be threatened. Even the quality of the groundwater, which is subsequently contaminated. Taking the example of batteries: their toxic particles infiltrate through the soil and affect various minerals and organic materials.
Waste disposal: How to approach it?
Each waste is different and has its own garbage. We need to sort our household waste and put them in the appropriate bins. We can also go directly to a dump or a recycling company depending on the type of waste we want to get rid of.