Most people are already aware of the now famous three R formula that talks about: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The Environmental Protection Agency emphasizes on the use of the three Rs as following them can help the economy on a very large scale.
So what is the three R formula? Let’s have a look at it!
Reduce: This simply means to reduce the amount of garbage one generates. Experts are scared that we will not have enough space to dispose of our garbage if we continue to create it at the current rate. It is very important to reduce the garbage if one wants to walk on a healthy and clean earth in the future. Some simple ways in which one can reduce the garbage are:
– Try to buy things that have a long shelf life so that one does not have to throw them away very quickly.
– Always use the “best-way” of doing things so that the garbage is as minimal as possible.
– Avoid buying or using things (such as polythene bags) that cannot be recycled easily and are hard to dispose of.
– Follow the second and third R
Reuse: A lot of products that you throw away may be reused. Take an example of a disposable mineral water bottle that people often throw away, when in reality that bottle may be used to store water. There may be several other uses of the same bottle as several people also use them as pots to grow plants. If one looks for options, there are several unique ideas that can be used to reuse items that one would generally throw away.
Recycle: The third R is of equal importance if not more. It means using a recycling program so that the items that you consider trash may be used for another purpose. Several items that are useless for households can be used by local environmental services. A very good example is the electricity generation system in the New York area that uses garbage to create electricity that lights most of the city. Instead of looking for Fast Money, all this recommendations will help you save money in a way you can also help the environment.
All these Rs are equally useful and should be paid utmost attention to for a healthy tomorrow.