Harminderjit Singh Sidhu

Role Of 3R’s to Conserve the Environment

Harminderjit Singh Sidhu

Eng. 099 Sec. 14

5th April, 2016

How can we use the 3R’s to save the environment? Today environment is getting polluted due to our rising demands and needs. The ignorance towards our surroundings is creating destruction to our environment. The problem of deforestation and improper use of natural resources are creating the problems to living diversity. The pollution in the environment has reached to an extent which causes threats to our diversity. People should come forward and contribute to save their environment by following these three steps in their daily lives by recycling, reducing and reusing the waste materials.

Recycling is one of the major step towards the proper use of waste and conserving the environment. It is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Many of things we use everyday like paper bags, cans, bottles are made out of materials that can be recycled. According to Metro news, ‘’Ikea: a take back programme is a planet friendly approach to save the environment.’’ Recycling can help to save the environment in many ways. Firstly, it can help to conserve the natural resources such as timber, water and minerals. Secondly, it reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerations. Moreover, it prevents the pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials. Thus, recycling helps to save energy and helps to save the environment for future generations.

The second R which tends to save the environment is ‘Reducing’ which means using fewer resources in the first place. This is one of the most effective step and a place to begin which can help to make our environment pollution free. We should try to use public transport instead of own vehicles to travel which can help to save the energy and gas resources. People should always try to waste less energy on lights and equipments. Avoiding overly packaged goods can also help to save reduce the pollution because over packaging is total throw- away. The next R which can help to save the environment is ‘Reusing’. This is the best step to use the thing again and can helps to reduce the waste. One’s trash can be a treasure for someone who needs it. Before we recycle or dispose of anything, consider whether it has life left in. in addition to individual actions, there are also some industries that implement the process of reuse. Some smaller beverage companies use glass bottles to hold their products and promote consumers returning that bottles. These companies than clean and refills that bottles. This is one of the best step towards reusing and saving the environment. Moreover we should try to donate the materials which we don’t need instead of throwing it in waste for example furniture, toys, clothes etc.

In the nutshell it can be concluded that we are under immediate threat if we want to save our surrounding and stop the depletion to environment we should follow the 3R’s. Moreover it is our duty to save the earth, where we live. As we know, we are in great danger, so we don’t have enough time to think, we have to come forward to save our environment. Although the earth is also regarded as mother in religious books so people should always try to be aware of harm that our environment is facing and always try to stop it.

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