Every problem comes with a solution. Plastic pollution is a grave problem that the world is facing in recent times. In this chapter, we will learn ways to put an end to such issues. Let us learn!
3.1 3 R’s Concept
Do you ever wonder what could be good garbage? Why was it thrown away, to begin with? Is it possible that any garbage isn’t garbage
Before starting this section, lets come to know first what is exactly 3 r’s concept means?
3r’s concept- reduce, reuse, and recycling help to reduce the amount of plastic waste which we throw away on land. They save natural resources, landfill space and energy.
Reducing– Reducing is the best method for waste management. Here are the few things you can do to reduce waste:
You can begin with analysing – what you throw away and what goods you need at home. Among the primary steps consumers can follow to reduce waste are:
Reusing is considered as taking an old item that you may think of throwing in the garbage and finding a new use for them. Here are ways you can reuse items to prevent the trash from being created:
It is an important concept in 3r’s. Recycle mean changing an old product into new ones so they can be resold. Some materials like glass, paper, plastic, and aluminum can be easily recycled.
It is recommended that poisonous substance packaging materials and containers be recycled separately and that such recycled plastics not be used to make plastic bags.
So far 14% of plastic is collected for recycling only about 2% of plastic makes it back to consumers, in the form of packaging or other products. 14% is incinerated, 45% is landfilled, and 30% leaks into natural environments.