We all want to have a healthy and clean environment for our kids to grow up in. I know there was a time when most of us used one bag to put everything in, but times change and since these changes are for the better, we should adapt to these changes. In order for that to happen we all need to do our part. With all the litter and recyclables I see thrown all over the street, next to a bin. It makes me wonder how many people really do recycle at home or are still live in the past where no one cared deeply enough about the environment. Really how difficult is it?
Toronto Garbage and Recycling places bins through out the city and supplies residents with bins to help keep the streets looking clean. A green bin for organic waste, blue bin for recyclables, and a grey bin for garbage. It doesn’t sound that difficult, a bit of sorting and cleaning and your done. What’s the problem? Why can’t more people do their part and keep our homes and cities clean.
Is it okay to put a plastic bag full of garbage, plastics and tins in one bag and then throw into a recycle bin. NO, each of those items has its own bin. The process of recycling was started to help preserve the land, re use stuff and save costs. How can we protect the envirnment if people just do what they want, or think that they don\t have to because it is wasting our time.
In my house we keep 3 bins for sorting. I wash out my cans and plastic bottles, then crush them, I break down the cardboard boxes before placing them in my bins. By doing this it saves room in the bin. When a bin is filled up, it is taken outside to the bigger bins we have from the city amd waits for its bi weekly pick up. Organic is picked up weekly.
I have been teaching my daughter since she was 2 1/2 years old to follow the same simple steps I do. She knows where to put the food that falls on the floor, where to put her diapers and where to put garbage. If she can do it, why can’t more adults. It all starts at home and no one wants to wake up to a fine for not taking part in the garbage and recycling program or dumping their garbage elsewhere.
What are you doing to help with the environment and preserve our health in today’s society?