Reduce Reuse Recycle

“Reduce, reuse, recycle!” is the most green-oriented message that has made the tour of the globe; it is a positive impulse to determine people to actually get involved in the cleaning of our planet. Each of these imperative verbs is suggestive for the type of attitude one should have towards the objects we use and then throw away. When we reduce, we actually exploit less the natural resources of our planet; they are not unlimited, and there should be something in stock for each generation. Then, when we militate for the reuse of a product, we actually acknowledge the fact that it could be of great help to another person. Last but not least, “recycle” shows us the possibility of making the old new again.

A logo like “reduce, reuse, recycle” has been used by many companies as a motto for special recycling campaigns, and it has even been included in the design of special personalized items that are part of promotional programs. They are often called the three-Rs of waste management and for a very good reason. The society has entered a very dangerous path these days, the more we have, the more we consume. Why not simply buy exactly the thing that we need; and once we are through with using it, simply pass it on to other people.

Another way of applying the motto “reduce, reuse, recycle” to everyday life is by making a smart selection of products and packages. Have you ever thought about buying some goods the package of which could be used afterwards? The big mistake many manufacturers make nowadays is that of turning the package into some exquisite item with the clear thought in mind that the nicer it looks, the better sold it will be. Well, a package simply needs to protect the product from damage, while also preserving it in sanitary conditions.

There are plenty of ways to live according to the “reduce, reuse, recycle” credo, and each of us can come up with personal suggestions and applications in day to day life. Reducing the number of packages that accumulate as waste in our trash bins is essential and the methods to act according to this principle are manifold. For instance, even buying bulk amounts of nuts or coffee is a great way of saving some material and reducing the amount of useless packages. Try to stay alert and aware of the risks to which we expose ourselves by deliberately ignoring the green warning signs sent all over the world!