The world is changing these days. Snow glaciers melting, bushfires are starting, floods are not at all common; and this is alarming as it is. Global warming isn’t also an issue that people need to take lightly – in fact, there is an alarming amount of issues surrounding the environment these days.
It’s a fact that there are trillions of pieces of plastic out in the ocean right now and it is believed that by the time 2040 hits, the environment is damaged beyond repair.
So by reusing items, the world will have lesser trash that can destroy nature. More and more people would reuse items, such as freezer bags, cloth diapers, and glass bottles instead of disposal ones. That’s why eco-friendly, reusable bottles are the thing today and if everyone starts using it, there could be one less plastic in the world.
But why do we need to start reusing our materials?
Plastic is dangerous to our environment
It is known as the bigger pollutant in the world. It decomposes for a hundred years and the chemical in plastics is slowly destroying the soil and the ocean. There are also debris ending up in our waters that are killing ocean life these days starting with the corals.
Our natural resources are declining
The materials in the world today came from harvesting natural resources such as trees and some of them came from mining the earth. The higher demand of materials and other products, the more people will keep harvesting destroying the world’s natural resources in the way.
Energy loss by creating products and other materials
With every demand comes a price and this price is from creating enormous amounts of materials thus loosing too much energy. But by reusing, more and more energy will be saved. Plus, tons of virgin resources will be saved from lesser production.
Increase of pollution
Due to the increase of production of materials, plastics and other debris will end up in the environment eventually. People carelessly throw their trashes around and more scraps return not only into the ocean but sewages, soil, and quite surprisingly air. In that, pollution is getting bigger today.
Bigger landfills and many more will be needed
Each neighborhood must have a landfill but the truth is with the population and products soaring sky high, people may need more landfills than before. Plenty of trash and other debris end up in these spaces; acquiring more area which also has a higher chance in getting groundwater contaminated if not dispose right.
These are just one of the things on why we need to start reusing our materials these days. To save the world and the human race, the general mass of the popular must re-think what they are doing to their environment and start using safe ways to achieve a greener world.