Get ready for the upcoming Global Recycling Day – 18 March 2020
Global Recycling Foundation has announced #RecyclingHeroes as its theme for Global Recycling Day 2020. #RecyclingHeroes will recognise the people, places and activities that showcase what an important role recycling plays in contributing to an environmentally stable planet.
We have been told by scientists and leaders across the world that we have just 11 years* to stop the irreversible effects of catastrophic climate change on our planet. If we want a world for our future, one which is not clogged by polluted air, plastic filled oceans and the devastating effects of climate change, then the time is act is now. It is unsurprising activists of all ages, from Greta Thunberg at 16 and David Attenborough at 93 are warning us of our wasteful and ignorant ways and urging us to stop and take action.
Recycling initiatives certainly contribute to preserving the planet and should be seen as the ‘Seventh Resource’ – as they can be reused over and over again. By increasing recycling and the use of recycled raw materials, we can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The recycling of worn-out products to new raw materials is one of the most effective measures that can be implemented to reduce climate impact and create lasting change.
Ranjit Baxi, Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation, comments: “As the 2020 focus is on #RecyclingHeroes, the Global Recycling Foundation will encourage the world to look at the positive impact that individuals, communities and businesses are having on the future of our world, as well as highlight what still needs to be done.”
The #RecyclingHeroes campaign also aims to showcase the diverse, innovative and passionate ideas around recycling that people are driving forward across the globe. In December 2019, the Global Recycling Foundation will be nominating our ultimate #RecyclingHeroes, including activists, cities, politicians and celebrities. Then in January 2020 the Global Recycling Foundation will be asking the public to nominate their own unsung heroes and this will be in the form of a social media competition. More details will be announced soon, so watch this space!
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*Source: United Nations: www.un.org/press/en/2019/ga12131.doc.htm