What is recycling?
Saving energy, fighting climate change, using less raw materials, manufacturing new products, creating jobs and preserving the environment in which we live and in which our children will live. All this is possible if we recycle, reduce and reuse, through the application in our lives of these 3Rs so important to take care of the planet, each of us can contribute with our own contribution.
The concept of the 3Rs arises from an idea of the non-governmental organization GreenPeace that addresses these three steps to reduce the progression of waste and promote the conservation of the environment. The intention is to achieve a sustainable change in consumption practices and to focus all efforts on waste reduction in order to decisively confront one of the most imminent ecological dangers of today’s society.
In fact, the progress achieved in the 3R rules on recycling has a direct impact on our future, as demonstrated by its alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, in particular SDGs 12 and 13, respectively referring to sustainable production and consumption and action against climate change.
Do you believe that recycling helps to take care of the environment?
The current situation of our planet is very delicate. As human activities grow and material needs become more complex, our impact on the environment and natural resources increases. All this has resulted in the disruption of the balances that are essential for the continuity of life on Earth. The degradation of ecosystems, pollution and overexploitation of natural resources are problems that affect the entire planet and all living beings that inhabit it, including humans.
The 3R rule, also known as the 3Rs of ecology or simply 3Rs, is a proposal on consumption habits. During the G8 Summit in June 2004, the Prime Minister of Japan, Koizumi Junichiro, presented the Initiative, explaining that it seeks to build a recycling-oriented society. In April 2005, an assembly of ministers was held in which representatives from more than 20 countries discussed how the three Rs could be implemented internationally.
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You can now better understand that the Zero Waste movement seeks to minimize the production of waste. It also promotes the recovery and reuse of materials through processes that do not affect human health or the environment. ?
You may have heard about them on the news, at school or in environmental documentaries. And that’s why some famous environmentalists created the Zero Waste movement to raise awareness and achieve individual change.
In addition to contributing to the planet, Zero Waste principles can bring you personal benefits! Here are a few of them and you’ll see that joining this movement is worthwhile.
Then, you can spread the word in your community to turn your home into a sustainable city. So apply these tips in your daily life, become a Zero Waste and enjoy all the benefits of this movement.
The kitchen is the ideal place to start using eco-friendly products. Start by replacing all non-biodegradable materials with environmentally friendly ones and put these tips into practice:
Saving the planet is everyone’s job. No grand gesture is necessary to contribute to preserve and protect our nature. We must be aware of the climate emergency we are going through, which threatens the survival of natural resources and biodiversity. But we must also take action.
We are not talking about big actions or decisions more typical of countries, we are talking about daily actions, of our day to day life, that added individually and collectively can help to build a more sustainable planet. Because the health of the planet is within everyone’s reach.
For this reason, from the Aquae Foundation, and in our commitment to contribute to the sustainability of the planet to reduce the effects of climate change, we have collected some of the actions recommended by the United Nations Environment Program. Putting all of them into practice will allow us to build a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.