To recycle, to reduce and to re-use: The importance of the day of the recycling

The day of the recycling approaches and it is a date that is celebrated by only one end: To remember and to make aware on the care of the environment, contributing our sand granite classifying the garbage that we generate every day and not to generate major impact in the contamination of our planet. UNESCO (United Nations Organization for the Education, the Science and the Culture) in the year 1994, it established that every May 17 is celebrated “Day of the Recycling”.



According to Ecoembes, thanks to the recycling we reduce the residues volume, use a less use of natural resources, save water, energy, the contamination of the environment is less, between other good news.


Important information.

The country that more it recycles in the whole world is Switzerland, overcoming 52 % on the quantity of generated garbage. Then it follows him, Austria, Germany, Holland, Norway. In Spain, only we recycle 29,7 % of the urban solid residues (RSU), that is to say, which we generate in our hearths like pasteboard, glass, role, plastic, etc. We are in the position 21 between 34 countries of the first world that use a high recycling valuation. In Europe, in general, we have a recycling average of 42%, while in Asia and Latin America only they join an average of 12% of recycled garbage. There is still missing a big way to be covered. And the importance of making aware for regions and of giving the facility and instructions to do it.



The 3 most important R's: To recycle, to reduce and to re-use

But: what does mean to recycle and what actions does it comprise? It is the transformation of objects that we find in our daily life. For example, plastic, glass, pasteboard, role, canister, organic residues, between others. But before continuing, it is important to introduce the philosophy of 3 R's that go in this order: To reduce, to re-use and to recycle. Why does it qualify in this sense? So because it is necessary to begin in the beginning of everything. First, if we reduce the quantity of production of diverse materials the generated garbage will be less. Then, re-using objects to give them the second life and not to throw them straight to the garbage helps to the environmental impact. And when we have already exhausted our first steps, we come to the recycling, where we can recreate, transform and reinvent new objects from the secondhand materials.



What materials can we recycle that it is in our daily use?


Here we leave a list of objects to you that you have at home that are recycable and you did not know it:




  • Plastic bottles.
  • Covers and stoppers of plastic
  • Boat of detergent, shampoo, lotion.
  • Tarrinas and covers of yogurt.
  • The potatoes bags.
  • Stock Exchanges of plastic (except the garbage bags)

Where to reject them: Yellow container



Before consuming them, you can choose for alternatives sustainable and ecofriendly as bamboo bottles or cloth bags. Also you can re-use empty packings to refill with detergents, dental pasta, etc.



According to Ecoembes information: did you know that with 6 Brighton a shoes box can be done?


  • Milk Brick
  • Juice Brick
  • Brick of fried tomato
  • Brick of creams and sauces in general



In addition to the big recycling plants, there exist wonderful persons who create art from this material, as Tetratrick”, climbing one more step with the called one Upcycling.


Where to reject them: Yellow container



We find it in our kitchen most of times. For conserves, refreshments, milk, creams, vegetables, etc. material East is composed of aluminum, being unlimited its number of recycling.



Where to reject them: Yellow container

Packings of role and pasteboard


  • Magazines
  • Old newspapers
  • Cereals boxes
  • Shoes boxes
  • Role of wrapping
  • Notebooks
  • Books



Where to reject them: Blue container




The good thing is that it is a 100 % recycable and of indefinite form.


  • Glass bottles of wine, wine-cellar, beer
  • Glass bottles (like perfumes or colonies)
  • Food pots (jams, conserves, etc.)



Where to reject them: Green container

Batteries and batteries


Those that you use in the managers, clocks, machine of shaving, etc. They are composed of materials and dangerous and highly pollutant liquids. That's why it is necessary to know where they must go.


Where to reject them: Containers of dangerous residues or clean points. More info here.

Other materials


  • Domestic appliances
  • Electronic devices
  • Bulbs
  • Secondhand oils
  • Furniture
  • Clothes


Where to reject them: Clean points. The clothes are recommended reutilizarla, but there are containers for those who to are already damaged.


So that the cycle of the recycling could happen correctly, it is necessary, to classify your garbage at home. And so that its correct recycling is carried out it is preferable to wash the packings before rejecting them



This way you help to preserve our planet. He remembers the importance of the roll that you play in this battle against the culture of using and pulling. You can contribute your sand granite changing some products, for example of plastic, into some of bamboo, as toothbrushes or straws (that cannot go so far as to retrain and stay on between 100 and 300 years in degrading itself) of Brushboo.



It includes in your healthy habits 3 R's: TO REDUCE, REUTILIZAR AND TO RECYCLE and it increases the very important one: To recommend. Giving knowledge between our community it is as we can choose for better options for the care of our environment.


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