First, every year a person produces 500kg of garbage. Over 70 years of waste accumulates 23 tons. This waste accumulates in landfills, causing enormous harm to the surrounding nature and destroying the ecosystem, poisoning soil and water.
Second, garbage ends up on incinerators. It takes a lot of electricity to burn garbage. In addition, the incinerated waste emits dioxide, which is several times more toxic than even combat poisoning substances. After burning, toxic slag and ash remain, which make up 30% of the original weight of the garbage.
Thirdly, sorted waste can become secondary raw materials from which new products can be made. So, for example, from 101 plastic bottles you can make 1 plastic chair. From Tetra Pak packaging you can make a ballpoint pen, from waste paper — toilet paper, from glass bottle — glass wool, and from old aluminum jar you can make a new one. Now, by the way, fences, grates, poles and even playgrounds are made of old plastic.
In fourth, garbage is divided into harmful and harmless. Organic rubbish can be classified as harmless to nature. Harmful include batteries, light bulbs and other similar things. By getting into landfill with other waste, they pollute the land and water. So, one battery can poison 20 square meters of land and 400 liters of water. After sorting and depositing the waste at the reception point, such harmful garbage will fall to the plants that will destroy it, which means they will not get to the landfill and will not pollute the environment.
The fifth reason to sort waste is that resources go back into the production cycle. As we already know, after sorting garbage is delivered to collection points and from there is delivered to processing plants. That is, production for the manufacture of some product does not need to take a natural resource: for example, chopping a new tree. And this in turn cheapens the production process.
bonus for those who sort, becomes the opportunity to make a little money on it. Receiving points usually encourage to transfer waste materially. In some of them, for example, for waste paper, are paid by weight. Some companies accrue points that can be transferred to store cumulative cards and used when buying products or things. Of course, the reward is small, but still pleasant. In addition, sorting of waste leads to informed consumption: by buying a particular product, people are already wondering whether it will be possible to recycle it or its packaging and how to reduce consumption non-recyclable products. Here are just a few reasons to sort the waste.