“Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 700 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings’ a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution”
– University of Southern Indiana
Today, last lesson at school, maths. I was happily impressed to see one of my fellow classmates offer to recycle our used worksheets rather than having them all thrown in the bin. He expressed his disgust at our school not having recycling bins and offered to take all of the sheets home so he could recycle them.
This small action surprised many of my classmates, including myself, and many asked why he wanted to do such a thing. He replied explaining how such an effortless action could “save the world” and seemed to inspire many people that small actions like recycling paper can make a big difference.
Why not make an effort to recycle as much as possible for a week, and take notice of how effortless and easy it is, then why not do it all the time? With a little more thought, we can all do our part to save the planet and it can take as little effort as having a seperate bin for recyclable rubbish.