You finish your bottled water, so you throw it into the blue recycling bin. Great! You’ve done your part in contributing to help our environment right? Well, we may think our plastic from bottles or containers is being recycled, the reality is that much of this plastic just ends up with other garbage in landfills. So what’s the point of recycling? Experts say that it’s important to do so, yet we aren’t doing it the correct way because the plastic industry has managed to market the idea of recycling to be environmentally conscious. They want to make us think that it’s fine to use plastic and that there will be no damage to the planet as long as we recycle.
According to experts, in order to fix this recycling problem, we all need to work together to make improvements. If you want to do your part here is what you can do. Instead of constantly purchasing plastic water bottles, buy a reusable water bottle instead of plastic. With a reusable water bottle, you can just refill it whenever you want and you are helping reduce the amount of plastic being thrown out. Another idea you should take into consideration is to look for alternative sustainable versions of products you use. For instance try buying the unpackaged version of the items you like or don’t buy it if you don’t really need it.