A SERIES of photographs has recently been going around the social media. The photographs were taken by marine biologist depicting animals entangled or have ingested plastics. They were both heartbreaking and gut-wrenching.
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The government and environmental agencies around the world are trying every method possible to encourage and teach people to improve the way they handle their waste.
Many have already implemented the large-scale recycling and the use of decomposable materials instead of plastics. The efforts are admirable, but to truly make a difference, people primarily need to be educated on how they dispose of their waste.
The idea of involving each community into this agenda should be the number one priority. The best way to do this is by focusing on the individual level, simply teaching them the importance of segregating waste.
If you go to a convenience store, for instance, and take a peek at their biodegradable, non-biodegradable and recyclable trash cans, how much of the trash actually belong to the right bin? Has the waste been properly segregated?
One major move industries could do is to include labels on their products and its respective packaging that would indicate whether it is recyclable, biodegradable or non-biodegradable.
Not only would this make it easier for people to know which trash belongs to what bin, but it could also encourage them to make more environmentally conscious decisions.
Every product you buy always comes with the responsibility of proper waste disposal.
Whenever you buy disposable e-cigarettes, or huge trash bags, no matter what the size, it still needs to be properly disposed of.
Do your part, whether you know it or not, whether you agree with it or not. You’re a part of this world, which makes it your responsibility, too!