When it comes to recycling the 3 R’s isn’t a new concept, but something that has been around for several years. The three R’s stands for Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Having a sustainable environment is so important. With the world changing rapidly and different technologies being introduced all the time we need to continue with these essential practices. The 3 R’s is such a simple phrase that is easy to remember.
Reduce requires us to really have a think about the products we use. How can we stop single use products being used that end up as waste and in landfill? There are so many options available now. Something that is so important is that we reduce the amount of single use plastics we use. There are plenty of reusable options available now. Everything from paper drinking straws, reusable shopping bags, and reusable coffee cups. Most of our mail is now sent electronically too, so this is reducing a huge about of paper.
Reuse will require us to find other uses for our items rather than tossing them away. There are so many different varieties of reusable plastic containers. These are a much better option than using zip lock bags or take ways containers to store food. You can always donate old clothes or furniture to your local op shop. Some of your old bits and pieces might come in so handy to someone else. So, give your old items a new home if you’ve finished with them. This will reduce the amount of perfectly good items ending up in landfill.
Recycling is the process of turning our waste into new items. It is so important that we take the time to sort through our waste and work out what can and can’t be recycled. Recyclables also need to be placed into the correct recycling bins so that they can be processed. Every home has and yellow recycling bin that is used for recycling a variety of plastics and papers and cans. There is also a green waste bin that is for green waste from your garden. this waste can be recycled and turned into new mulch for garden.
The three Rs is a simple and great way to learn and understand how we can best make use of the products we use. Whether it be Reduce, Reuse or Recycle.