The Seventh Resource Manifesto from the Bureau of International Recycling holds a mirror up to the world to show just how we have been living for the past 100 or so years, and to highlight that our lifestyle options are simply not viable. Not viable for a healthy and productive planet, a planet that can sustain all of us, wherever we live.
Wonderfully, this Manifesto also brings the promise of a better life with a solution that has been under our noses the whole time. We just need to put it center stage.
The Seventh Resource, or as we have been perhaps wrongly calling it ‘waste’, is our most important as we seek ways to preserve and conserve our finite primary resources. The Seventh Resource can be used again and again, sometimes indefinitely, in our homes and in industry. It helps to combat climate change, it boosts local employment, and it helps to conserve the Earth’s precious six primary resources of coal, air, water, minerals, natural gas and oil.
By rethinking what we throw away and how we support businesses that encourage recycling, we have the power to change the world.
It is time to stop making excuses and we must not delay any further. Change is coming and it has to happen now.
Join our mission and SIGN the petition, LEARN more through the Bureau of International Recycling and JOIN in Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2018.