I would like to contribute to FFF (Fridays for Future) in my own way: by sharing one concrete action per week that YOU can do, and which I have done, for combating climate change.FFF week 5: Sort you trash
WHY: Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. Habitat destruction and global warming are some the affects caused by deforestation. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved. Huge amounts of energy are used when making products from raw materials. Recycling requires much less energy and therefore helps to preserve natural resources.
WHAT CAN I DO: Sort you waste. Check what kind of sorting is possible in your house or near you. In my case it is: biowaste, paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastic and mixed waste for the rest. Leftover medicines should be brought to the farmacy (in Finland). Always refuse any material you don’t need, especially packaging. Compost almost everything damp or squishy
Link to “13 Tips on Sorting Waste” below!
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