Thursday, October 1, 2009
Recycle A Plastic Bottle
The 1-Utama shopping complex is having a Recycle a Plastic Bottle Campaign. I think they are setting a good example to the public.
It is very common nowadays for us to consume drinking water from plastic bottles because it is cheap and convenient. But we need to think about the long term effects of doing this, among them being
a) we are generating a mountain of waste
b) petroleum, a finite resource will be depleted because it is used in the manufacture of plastics
c) more greenhouse gas emissions if production of plastics increases
d) plastics take a long time to decompose, therefore it will take up a lot of landfills space
e) recycled plastic can be put to beneficial use
This is my entry for Think Green Thursday #17. My grateful thanks to Rambling Woods for making this possible. To view what others around the world have to say or to participate, visit here.
Posted by Elaine Yim