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The Three R’s Essential for Inheriting Sustainable World

According to World Health Organization (WHO), a polluted environment is a killer of 1.7 million kids every year. WHO says air pollution is mainly the cause of those huge number of deaths. Do you know that your friend or neighbor who smokes is a contributor to the deaths of children under five years including premature births? As if that is not enough, your friend causes many mature people to have stroke, cancer, asthma and heart diseases. Very sad, don’t you think so?

You can reduce the number of deaths of children by advising your friend to avoid smoking in public. This will help reduce air pollution before trying to reduce other forms of pollution so that we may be on the journey of inheriting a sustainable world. Take initiative today and say NO to pollution by understanding the 3 R’s.

What’s The Need of the Three R’S?

According to a recent report by World Economic Forum (WEF), many countries that are leaders in economic growth and development are struggling to attain sustain environmental standards. Most of them are improving their economy but are compromising taking care of the environment. India was ranked among the worst countries in pollution.

In America, you may be surprised to know that, 50 billion cans, 27 billion glasses, and 65 million plastic materials are thrown away every year. Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Mr. Trash Wheel in Baltimore

Baltimore Harbor is increasingly becoming cleaner daily thanks to Mr. Trash Wheel. As the menace of waste became uncontrollable, John Kellett the developer of the trash wheel thought of how he could control the trash floating in the harbor. And you may ask what has it achieved? Well. It has been noticed that, since May 2014 when a perfect version of this device was installed, it has pulled pounds of plastic trash that average a million. You agree that’s incredible?

 

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What is Mr. Trash Wheel?

This is a question you may be asking yourself but relax. Mr. Trash Wheel is the first trash interceptor in the world that is solar and hydro-powered which cleans Baltimore Harbor by removing trash in it. I was show Mr. Trash Wheel when I was talking to a buddy about building a net to catch trash in the ocean, and he said that was already built in Baltimore by Mr. Kellet. Thanks for showing me Mr. Trash Wheel, all the best to your business http://www.concreterocklin.com. Mr. Kellett was environmentally conscious and felt very disturbed every time debris was around the harbor especially after storms. And he came up with this device. What are you doing about the trash in your area? Read more

Actively trying to Reduce Will Save You Money

Reduce is a very important part of The 3R’s (Reuse, Reduce and Recycle) More consumption means more waste production. This is also directly related to the entire manufacturing and delivery mechanism that we see worldwide. Once the consumer reduces the consumption of a particular product, say consumers start preferring cartons for milk over plastic cans. This will change the status quo. The reduction in consumption will trigger a slew of changes. The manufacturer will start looking for alternatives and reduce the number of resources procured. Eventually, one can reduce the harm done by a simple action.

It boils down to the smart decisions we take on buying products and how we do most of our purchases.

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Why should it be done?  

The overall cost of a product isn’t just the amount of resources used for it, it also includes several other resources like Electricity, Fuel and Transportation. Suppose we Reduce consumption, we can understand the consequences of Demand Supply theory. Reducing the consumption reduces demand, which in turn affects various other resources used. It saves energy bore to produce it and fuel required to transport it.

It also affects the harm done to climate change and a number of greenhouse gases produced. In a way, we also reduce the adverse effects on biodiversity due to our actions.

Reducing or avoiding delays the items re-entry into the waste disposal system.

How can it be done?

We can select suppliers who reduce waste production or recollect the waste produced. Many companies are switching to Reuse and reduce the manufacturing cost borne by them. So they recollect the waste and use them again for proper recycling.

Prefer Reusable over recyclable ones. This will ensure that we reduce the usage of our products.

Consumers can switch to emails to reduce paper. Once can switch to e-statements or digital messages for banks and electric bills.

Reduce or stop producing food waste. This can be done by wisely choosing the amount of food we need.

Products that break can be repaired to increase their life.

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Monetary Benefits

Companies spend a significant amount of their revenue on waste disposal. If produced, they have the responsibility of transporting it to the landfill sites. If the company finds a way to reduce the waste and use them again, it will save a great deal of money. So, we will see lot companies promoting Reduce.

For a consumer, Reduce directly triggers the need to Reuse the existing products. If we reduce the consumption, we will look for an alternative or longer use of the existing resources. This increases the Reuse of existing products and results in saving a lot of money.

Switching to paper bags from plastic bags can help save a lot of money. Certain paper bags can be used for almost a year. Usage of organic waste for plants as a fertilizer and finding smart ways to use rather than dispose of old clothes.  Thus, these practices will help you save a great deal of money used in our day to day lives.

How Reusing is an integral part of the three R’s (Reuse, reduce, recycle)

Reuse is an essential part of three R’s. Where every other part of the recycling process requires some extra efforts or monetary expenses, reuse is the only process which can effectively contribute without any extra monetary cost. For Example, Plastics take anywhere between 10 to 1,000 years to decompose depending upon the type of plastic. According to Global Industry Analysis, estimated plastic usage worldwide was more than 300 million tons in 2015. This can effectively bring down by reuse.

I started to think about the process of reusing often when my carpet cleaner was telling me how he just had a new fence set up from old doors from houses that he cleaned when people were moving out. This fence seriously now has doors side to side lining his property as his fence, kind of like the picture below. So kudos to my buddy who got me hooked on reusing.

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Why is it so important to reuse?

“The best way to reduce waste is not creating it in the first place.”

So in the case of plastic, we cannot reduce due to its wide usage and as a well-known fact, plastic is not easily recyclable. Reuse can play a vital role here, as it cuts short the waste we produce, reduces the demand for manufacturing and the need for more landfill sites. Instead of disposing of any plastic material immediately after use, one can look for alternatives to reuse it. Thanks to some creative platforms for reuse on social media, there are over 100 ways to reuse a plastic bottle.

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Some Things to Know About the Future of Green Energy

Green Energy comes from natural resources like wind, sun, ocean, Geo-thermal, bio-waste, etc. Often the resources we use for producing energy are not reusable. Unlike those, all Green energy resources are renewable, thereby creating a significant impact on our environment.

Many countries over the world have committed to reducing the global footprint over pollution. Over time, due to the advancement of technology producing green energy, we will see a revolution in the production of green energy.

Breakthrough

The sector of renewable energy was considered highly risky and unsafe. But over time, this proved to a highly beneficial sector with huge benefits. The main advantage cost. No production cost – the main cost is borne by any manufacturer is production cost. It just needs one-time installation and maintenance cost.

As compared to the olden days, the cost of producing solar energy has reduced by 80% and the cost of producing wind energy by 50%. This has triggered a widespread usage of renewable resources.

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Why Do We Need Waste Management

According to the research done by MRA Consulting Group in 2016, Australia which has a population of 24 million people produces an average waste of 50 million tons per year. As the population increased by 28% in between 1996-2015, waste increased by 170%. This should simply tell you that as urbanization level is growing, the amount of waste is increasing. But what are you doing in order to reduce the waste levels? What really is a waste?

What are Wastes?

This refers to anything that you have decided or you are required to give or throw away. As long as you don’t need it as the owner it becomes a waste automatically. Either you or your friends may be victims of increasing waste into the environment and you should not keep quiet and watch.

You have a role to play in managing waste. You need to ask yourself where the wastes you throw into your dustbin go anyway. That’s why you need to know the importance of waste management so that you are releasing only the needed waste.

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