It is no secret that the world is depleting its resources at an increasing rate, driven by a growing human population, and therefore demanding more consumption each year. One of the world's dwindling energy reserves is already burning for fuel worldwide but faces another path of exhaustion in the form of one of humanity's most common inventions that is plastic.
Oil, a non-renewable resource, is an important part of plastic production. That's bad enough alone but even worse, plastic is a tough, non-biodegradable substance that the oils they contain cannot break down. Soon after its manufacture, used plastics became one of the largest sources of household waste, accumulating in large piles of garbage in many parts of the world. However, people's demand for plastic containers and other goods continues, forcing more oil to be sacrificed to meet this.
Fortunately, this dual oil spill has a workable solution and comes in a recycled form. If we recycle plastics properly, they can be reused or recycled. This saves the energy and resources that would have to be spent if Scrap Plastic had to be created from scratch. In addition, this plastic waste should not just be thrown into the trash along with other garbage, because it is likely to clog landfills or other landfills for hundreds of years. We can all do our part to protect the planet by being careful enough about recycling single-use plastic bins at home or at work.
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The key to awareness is constant reinforcement. It's not enough telling people to recycle their plastic items at work unless you somehow manage to get them to. In this sense, you can strategically place recycled plastic sheets on top of a recycling bin or storage location that is accessible to all employees.
However, there are a number of suitable signage available today that will pay for themselves at minimal cost while promoting good recycling habits. The power of suggestion is a powerful tool for our collective role in maintaining our limited energy resources and nurturing our planet.